From: Bamidele Fashube, Abuja
The Ekiti State Government on Wedesday met with the AGCO Corporation technical team to discuss possible areas of collaboration in order to build reliable, resilient food production through mechanised farming.
The effort is to also build capacity of farmers in the state, increase local demand as well as exports.
According to information obtained from the state’s official social media handle, “AGCO Corporation seek to deliver agricultural solutions to farmers through a full line of tractors, combined harvesters, hay and forage equipment, seeding and tillage implements, grain storage and protein production systems, as well as replacement parts.”
The Corporation’s Vice President, Nuradin Osman and his team, however visited key agric centres in the state including Poultry Processing Plants, College of Technical and Commercial Agriculture, Isan Ekiti and other mechanised farm centres.
“AGCO shares in the government’s pledge to promote investment in strategic sectors of the State such as agro-industry by developing a sustainable agriculture ecosystem and empowering Ekiti farmers through the integration of high-tech solutions and agronomy.
“The Fayemi-led administration is keen to leverage on the company’s global presence to turn the State’s agriculture potential into reality, especially in growing markets”.