Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Anambra to support farmers in next planting season

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 20/04/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,672


The Governor of Aanmbra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has stated that his government will throw it's weight behind farmers in the state during the next planting season to help boost their production following the state’s growth in the export market.

He made the declaration, at the governor's lodge in Amawbia, when he received a delegation of European Union Trainers for Farmers on the exportation of Perishable Agricultural.                 

The team which were in the state to kickstart a capacity building training for the state farmers to enable them effectively key into the new export initiatives for increased income and employment generation included experts on Agric Export from Eagle Solution Services limited, UK, Boosh Produce Global Network and ABX world.                          

While welcoming the delegation, Obiano stressed that the numerous landmarks recorded in the state's Agricultural Sector was due to the clear road map which his administration has charted for Agricultural revolution in the state.          

According to him, the blueprint has enabled his administration to streamline crop belts and identify real farmers which government can support in the area of provision of seedlings and heavy-duty Agric equipment and Land provision and preparation, a development he noted will greatly aid the export arrangement.                        

The Governor further explained that the training was designed to take place on site so as to provide on-the-spot evaluation of the prevailing environment in the area adding that it is expected that the exercise will include the transfer of expertise and technical support to Agric Extension officers in the state so as to guarantee its sustainability.                        

In his remark, the Commissioner for Agric Mechanisation, Processing and Export, Afam Chukwurah said that the major target of the training is to create traceability which he added will serve as a prerequisite platform in the export arrangement that identifies the source of the export produce and the farmers producing them.

He noted that the state government is working in partnership with the quarantine group to certify all the produce to be exported.                   

On his part, the Managing Director, Boosh Produce Global Network, Mr. Babatunde Ajibulu, observed that with the kind of attention given to the agricultural sector by the Obiano administration, the state is on course towards becoming a major exporter of Agricultural products in Africa and assured that they are committed to supporting the initiative.                

Also, the MD of a United Kingdom based Eagles Solution Services ltd,one of the patners of the project Mrs Olukemi Atijosan, explained that the training is to empower the farmers to understand the basic certification requirements for their products especially during the process of moving them from the production point to the off take area.

In his vote of thanks, the Managing Director of ABX World, the coordinating company for the Export business, Captain John Okakpu while describing Agriculture as the most viable and sustainable way of reviving the country's economy, thanked Governor Obiano for his Agricultural vision that is already yielding dividends in the state.

It would be recalled that as a result of the recorded success in the agricultural sector in the state under the present government, civil servants as well as pensioners went home with a bag of rice cultivated in the state as a Christmas largess.

•Photo shows Governor Obiano with the delegation on agricultural  training..

Source News Express

Posted 20/04/2016 05:24:29 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Akpabio hails marketing whizkid Uyime Idem as firm...

BREAKING NEWS: 18 die in Borno multiple suicide...

Obasanjo wades into Chibok schoolgirls abduction saga, holds...

Police unmasks sponsor of Offa bank robberies

KAGOTE, an enemy of Ogoni Land, By MOSOP...

Why NNPC opted for contractor-financing of pipeline projects...

I am not a religious fanatic —Buhari

Breaking: Suicide bomber kills 12 in mosque near...

National Assembly keeps budget details secret

Career politicians deceiving Nigerians with rotational presidency —...

Union alerts on looming industrial crisis in universities,...

Almost 3,000 refugees perish in the Mediterranean Sea...

 

Latest News FRSC job seeker collapses, dies Ex-president’s son detained over fraud CBN warns of another looming recession Osun election: PDP calls for resignation of INEC Chairman and Amina Zakari Bill Cosby sentenced to three to 10 years in jail for sexual assault PDP ready to wrest power from APC, says R-APC former National Chairman Buba Galadima Toni Kan and partner sell sabinews.com in landmark deal FG kick-starts 58th Independence Anniversary Celebration with photo exhibition PDP heading for self-destruction in Kogi East, youths warn Osun rerun: Fayemi leads APC leaders to Omisore’s residence Miracle in America: Paralysed people walk again Nigeria's population will hit 450 million by 2050 — International consultant

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (397,566 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (377,314 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (309,168 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (251,030 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (232,792 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,859 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (200,515 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (182,057 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (166,133 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,599 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (158,487 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (147,114 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (63) Business & Economy (3,630) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (933) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (548) Features (653) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,436) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (144) News (39,151) Opinion (1,111) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,759) Religion (873) Sports (1,708) Stock Watch (34) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

NLNG Expression of Interest banner

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin: Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement