By Gabriel Olawale
ABEOKUTA—Amo Farm Sieberer Hatchery Ltd has lauded the Governor Ibikunle Amosun led administration’s approach to alleviating poverty, improving the living standards of rural women and making them economically independent through Noiler Birds Empowerment Programme.
Speaking during the 2nd phase of Noiler birds Activation and distribution in Ogun State, Group Managing Director, Amo Farm Sieberer Hatchery Limited, Dr. Ayoola Oduntan said the programme which witnessed the distribution of 35,000 Noiler birds to 3,000 rural women across the three senatorial districts of the state, shows the unrelenting commitment of the state government to development of agriculture.
Oduntan who expressed his company’s commitment to rural empowerment and the success story in Ogun State said the programme was an expansion on the first phase where 1,000 rural women benefitted from 10,000 Noiler birds in partnership with British American Tobacco Nigeria. Noiler can significantly reduce childhood stunting, infant mortality, maternal mortality as it tackles poverty and malnutrition.
The testimonies of previous beneficiaries (small holder farms) attested to the fact that Noiler bird, a dual purpose breed, is suitable for backyard rearing.
Noiler project’s objectives among others are to increase rural women’s income, improve households’ nutrition and increase women’s productivity. These ultimately reduce poverty among rural dwellers by improving quality of life through meat and eggs production.