Stakeholders in the poultry industry have pledged to support farmers in the South-West region of Nigeria with modern equipment and collaboration to maximise income in the business.
This was revealed at a recent three-day Nigeria Poultry Show in Abeokuta. Some of the stakeholders at the event noted that poultry farmers needed both government and private sector support to succeed.
“The use of well-built poultry equipment would save farmers some cost arising from incessant repair of equipment,” Femi Adelayo, executive director of Tech & Sales at FACCO West Africa Ltd (Poultry Equipment).
He said people need to ensure that Nigerian farmers have the best quality available in the market at the best affordable price and that all this ultimately is for Nigeria to be able to feed itself and to grow in food production.
“FACCO is over 40 years old in Nigeria, it is one of the leading brands of poultry equipment in Nigeria. Primarily what we do is that we add value to the farmers by providing quality equipment that lasts many years.
“We constantly continue to work on improving the quality of our product and find solutions for farmers to be able to afford quality poultry equipment,” he added.
According to Adelayo, the organisation is also into training and educating farmers on modern farm technologies.
“We collaborate with the other players in the industry, ensure that we improve the quality of services, and find solutions that are best for the farmers.”
Olalekan Odunsi, chairman of the poultry show, said 113 exhibitors from various poultry value chain industries were present which increased from the 80 participating exhibitors that participated last year.
“This year’s event has shown that our expectations will be met, looking at the participation of different Agricultural stakeholders from different countries and Nigeria. Also, the presence of government officials from the six southwest geo-political zones is a good sign that in no time, all our demands will be met,” he added.