Fri. Dec 3rd, 2021

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PAN partners maize farmers on feed production

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As part of efforts to reduce the high cost of poultry production in the country, the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) has said it is collaborating with maize farmers to ensure production of quality feeds.

The National President of PAN, Mr. Ezekiel Ibrahim, made this known while addressing newsmen in Abuja.
Ibramim stated that the move was a Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) programme under the Nigeria
Incentive-Based Risk Sharing for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), designed to enable poultry farmers buy maize feed from the farmers at an affordable price.

According to him, “As an association, we went into partnership with the maize farmers’ association of Nigeria because we believe that if we are able to bring down the cost of production, many Nigerians will be able to afford it and encouraged to eat poultry products.”

“This is a CBN programme through NIRSAL which is going to guarantee farmers to supply the input and we will off-take. Our own is that, the quality should be good and they have tried to give the maize farmers improved seeds, good fertiliser to facilitate good production.” He said.

While assuring that the association would organise a national seminar to sensitise would-be investors on the rudiments in poultry production, the President advised poultry farmers to maintain adequate standards and bio-security system to avoid outbreak and spread of diseases in poultry farms across the country.

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