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Akwa Ibom state is blessed with fertile and arable land. Her capacity to grow assorted cash crops is legendary. The renewed efforts of the Udom Emmanuel led administration to revolutionize the agricultural sector is commendable as food security is a necessary requisite for the advancement of our economic goals. Akwa Ibom Enterprise & Entrepreneurial Scheme (AKEES) experiments with demonstration farming of tomato in the state has foisted a revolutionary mindset in the sector leading to every family taking active interest in farming. The program that supports the out grower model is today replicated in all local government within the state. The Scheme ensures that farmers are given the necessary education, training and logistical needs besides treatment and improved seedlings to enhance their interest in the sector. Interestingly, exotic and oriental cash crops and fruits hitheo strange to our land are now safely cultivated here. Cucumber, watermelon, apples, tomatoes, citrus, onions, Cameroon pepper, ginger and hybrid plants can also enjoy all year through. The hybrid tomatoes produced in Akwa Ibom is nutritionally certified. Experts and dietitians are of the opinion that some of the nutritional facts is its ability to immune the body against cancerous atack and prostrate. Today, Akwa Ibom prides itself with food sufficiency and security.