Poultry farmers under the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration’s Agripreneur Programme have continued to count their gains, as poultry processors in the state have purchased a total of 125,000 birds from 11 farm clusters in the state’s broiler breeding scheme. The new figures were polled from the activities of broiler breeders in Benin metropolis, where the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agriculture Lending (NIRSAL), provided support in de-risking investment in farms operated in Oredo, Ikpoba Oka and Egor Local Government Areas (LGAs).
Mr. Crusoe Osagie, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, said: “We have recorded impressive success with the broiler breeding programme as we did with the rice production. For poultry, our partner, NIRSAL, has ensured that the farmers get the best out of the partnership by de-risking the investment. Vanguard