By Jimoh Babatunde
DIZENGOFF Nigeria says its partnership with Case IH, a global leader in agricultural equipment manufacturer will improve farming substantially as well as revolutionize the Nigerian agricultural sector through mechanization.
Speaking in Lagos, Wednesday, the CEO/Country Manager of Dizengoff Nigeria, Mr. Antti Ritvonen, said “We are very excited to be partnering with Case IH in the area of providing quality tractors to the Nigerian farmers, as we intend to improve farming substantially as well as revolutionize the Nigerian agricultural sector through mechanization.
He said “For Nigeria to achieve self-sufficiency in food production as a country, farmers need to embrace mechanization in their farming activities. A lot of farmers today in Nigeria still depend on hand tools such as hoes and cutlasses, which are time consuming, laborious and very inefficient. We believe this partnership is very important to our Nigerian farmers, as it will impact positively on their production. We are committed to selling the most reliable and productive agricultural equipment solutions available.”
Also speaking at the event, the Commercial Manager, Tractor and Implement, Mr. Damisa Enahoro said “without a doubt, mechanization is the solution every farmer will need to improve production and eliminating loss of time. Nigeria has the potential of becoming the food basket of Africa, and mechanization is key to achieving it. This will invariably stimulate the overall economy of Nigeria”.
Damisa explained further that “the partnership enables Dizengoff to get all its technicians and service team trained by Case IH with the sole aim of providing a robust after-sales support to its customers”.
Case IH is a global player with a long-established reputation for powerful, highly productive agricultural equipment and an incomparable heritage of leadership, innovation and reliability, built since its foundation in 1842 in Racine (USA).
Through its partnership with CASE IH, Dizengoff sells and supports its full range of tractors, including the JX and JXT Series of all- purpose machines ranging from 75 to 125 hp and further. Both series are well-suited for the Nigerian farmers looking for small, maneuverable, highly versatile tractors they can use for soil preparation, to operate implements and pull trailers, as well as for transport.