Tuesday, April 23, 2024

FMAN establishes procurement centers in Wheat Producing states

Flour Milling Association of Nigeria (FMAN ) has disclosed it's decision to establish procurement centers  to offtake all wheat grain from up to 50,000 farmers across 13 wheat producing states in the Northern part of the country.

Flour Milling Association of Nigeria (FMAN ) has disclosed it’s decision to establish procurement centers  to offtake all wheat grain from up to 50,000 farmers across 13 wheat producing states in the Northern part of the country.

The National Program Manager, FMAN, Aliyu Samaila, made the disclosure during the Wheat Development Fact Sheet Program for the 2022 – 2023 farming Season held at Jagoel Village in Jama’are LGA of Bauchi State.

Samaila pointed out that the development program of the association for this year’s planting season includes: Cultivation of 114-hectare demonstration farms across the 6 Northern states of Adamawa, Borno, Gombe, Plateau, Taraba and Yobe.

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He went further to explain that the expansion of FMAN’s direct out-grower program with input loans will cover 4,300 farmers across 3,900 hectares in 7 states of Kano, Jigawa, Sokoto, Kebbi, Kaduna, Bauchi, and Zamfara.

According to him, FMAN also aims for the expansion of seed production with 6 certified seed companies, including both dry and wet season seed production, to produce sufficient seeds for 10,000 hectares next farming season.

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“Our number one role is to provide a market for wheat farmers in Nigeria: we are expanding our procurement as an industry across the wheat-producing states through additional aggregation staff and warehouse capacity.”

“We look forward to partnering with organizations across the value chain to improve farmers’ yields through High-quality seeds, expanded extension services, and improved access to irrigation, all based on sound data and evidence.”

The Emir of Jama’are, Nuhu Muhammad Wabi, Represented by the Madakin Jama’are, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo, called on FMAN to fix good prices for the wheat grain to enable the farmers to repay their loans and make it revolving for others to access.

 

 

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