Commonwealth Farmers, a UK-based information administration agency with targets of offering enterprise options for agricultural markets particularly in Africa, has introduced plans to companion with the South West Farmers Affiliation of Nigeria to offer digital and monetary assist for Nigerian farmers.
This was disclosed in a gathering with the UK Division of Worldwide Commerce on the British Consulate, Lagos.
In an announcement, Performing Managing Director of CwF Nigeria, Ibrahim Shelleng, disclosed that the agency will educate Nigerian farmers on the advance and storing of seeds, farming strategies and the usage of know-how to spice up manufacturing.
Shelleng mentioned, “We’re at present within the strategy of buying 3000 vehicles from a UK firm and are in partnership with different UK firms to construct monitoring functions and develop sensible telephones with monetary apps which may also assist these farmers with funding.
“We’re partnering with UK TAG who’re breeding specialists and with WellCrop Group which might be offering natural fertilizers; all in all, offering synergy between the UK and Nigeria, after which we might be replicating the Nigerian story throughout Africa.
“Our first port of name in Nigeria is with the South-West Farmers Affiliation of Nigeria with a wonderful construction, formidable power and enterprising management with deep information of sensible agribusiness, ‘agripreneurialship’ and wealth creation.”
SWEFAN President, Tai Oyekan, mentioned the partnership would kick off in South-West Nigeria by September with hopes of replicating its success in different zones of the nation and throughout Africa.
Oyekan mentioned, “The CwF has conceptualised three sensible mannequin farms to take off by September 2021 within the area with plans to copy in different zones of Nigeria and different African nations comparable to Ghana, Liberia, Angola and Zambia within the nearest future.
“These first three mannequin farms are situated in Yewa LGA, Ogun State (1,000ha) in affiliation with SWEFAN/GreenSource Agro; Esa Oke Farm Settlement, Obokun LGA (10,000ha), and the brand new Faculty of Agriculture, Fisheries & Meals Know-how, Ijeda-Ijesha, Oriade LGA, Osun State (1,000ha).”
Nigeria Commerce Adviser/Agricultural and Mining Sector Lead for the UK Division of Worldwide Commerce, Oluwaseyi Adepoju, mentioned that the DIT would offer assist to make sure the success of the partnership.
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