Governor of Ekiti State and NGF Chairman, Dr. Kayode Fayemi went to the fifth Year Anniversary of the Rice Anchor Borrower Program, National Rice Festival, and the Flag Off of 2020/2021 dry season cultivating coordinated by the Kebbi State Government.
The Anchor Borrower Program is one of the five farming advancement activities turned out by the Federal Government to divert the center from oil to horticulture and address the country’s reliance on food imports.
Fayemi portrayed the rice transformation under the Bagudu organization as praiseworthy while recognizing the interests in the rice esteem chain to improve profitability and financial development. Fayemi asked the adolescents to enter into the agribusiness activities left upon by states in the country.
In Ekiti State, Governor Fayemi has rebuilt and extended the rice and cassava programs through a PPP system with key private area players, for example, Stallion Group, Dangote Group, and JMK Foods who have started setting up rice plants in the state.
In the cassava esteem chain, FMS Farms is setting up a $10m starch handling plant and homestead in Ikole LGA and has effectively started cultivating exercises. Guarantee Point has additionally put $15m in its starch preparing office, inside a similar zone, which has likewise been assigned as a feature of the Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zone.
Terrains are being cleared to propel the enhancement of the state’s economy and to support proceeded with interests in the agric area.
200+Ha has been cleared in Orin Farms for the manor of sorghum and maize while land clearing is continuous at the Gede Otiko ranch with 50Ha cleared up until this point.
At the Ikun Dairy Farm, which is currently completely operational for animals and milk creation, more than 250 Ha of land has been cleared for the development of roughage, brachiaria, and cassava. Inside the following 18 two years, 10,000 liters of milk is relied upon to be created from the manufacturing plant.
The NGF under the administration of Governor Kayode Fayemi is working with all basic partners to guarantee that Nigerian states expand their economy through the Agric area.