25 August 2014

Nigeria: FG Partners AFAN to Train 74 Livestock Farmers in Niger

Minna — The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has concluded arrangements to support, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Niger State chapter, in training 74 of its members on modern techniques of rearing sheep and goat for maximum yields.

The ministry's Veterinary Officer for North Ccentral, Suleiman Ladan, disclosed this at the weekend during a one-day sensitisation workshop for sheep and goat farmers drawn from the 25 local government areas in the state.

Under the arrangement, Suleiman explained that the programme would commit the federal and state governments to subsidise each of the 74 benefiting farmers' inputs with N1.1 million each.

"We have in this training 74 sheep and goat farmers benefitting from this training in Niger State, but we are targeting about 200 of them in the state to benefit from the programme within this year", Suleiman said.

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