March 7, 2024

Niger Govt takes delivery of additional 2000 agricultural equipment to boost massive farming (Photos)

Niger Govt takes delivery of additional 2000 agricultural equipment to boost massive farming (Photos)

The Niger State Government in partnership with a diversified agriculture value chain group, Origin Group has taken delivery of agricultural equipment to scale up agricultural production and promote national policy on food security.

Origin Group, using its proprietary themed support system called Total Agricultural Support Program (TASP) in partnership with Campo Company of Brazil is engaging in a specialized agro support program with the Niger State Government.

The equipment received include 500 large capacity tractors,500 Harvesters of varying capacities and1000 different agricultural and Irrigation equipment and farm implements.

The program which is equally aimed at supporting 50,000 hectares fully irrigated food production hubs in Niger State will help the State to scale up its desire to deepen food production, wealth creation, and employment opportunities for the teeming population of the State.

The landmark initiative when fully implemented will eradicate drudgery including 50% post-harvest and revenue losses by farmers.

Farmer Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago led administration remains committed to the Agricultural revolution of the State and his desire to make Niger State an Agricultural hub of Nigeria.

Recall that Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Governor of Niger State, Hon. Mohammed Umaru Bago had earlier signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the Produce-For- Lagos initiative.

The Produce-For-Lagos initiative is a long term strategic partnership between Niger and Lagos State(s), where Niger State will produce food items (Paddy, Tubers, Legumes, Grains etc) and Lagos State will be position itself to be a major organized market (off takers).

The Farmers in Niger State will have a ready market for their produce while Lagos State citizens can be assured availability and price stability of food items.

In the Long term, this initiative will create a ready supply of farm produce directly to the ongoing massive Lagos Food logistics in Ketu Ereyun, Epe.