FG inaugurates sheep, goats value chain scheme in FCT




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The Permanent Secretary, Mrs Ibukun OdusoteGWAGWALADA – on Wednesday inaugurated sheep and goats value chain scheme   commercial animal farming FCT.

Permanent Secretary, Mrs Ibukun Odusote, said scheme would ensure self-sufficiency animal protein.

Odutose said the programme line with government’s Growth Enhancement Support Scheme (GES) for increased quality animal production among farmers.

“It is expected that improved ram and bucks will be given farmer cooperatives for upgrading and improving the genetic base and productivity of the animals.

“The is determined and fully committed ensuring self-sufficiency in food production and animal protein through sheep and goats value chain.

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“Government is also determined through this programme to introduce the farmers to the animal health care for improved productivity and production of small ruminants,’’ she said.

Odusote said that under the scheme, four bags of commercial ruminant finishing feeds would be given to each of the 180 farmers who benefitted from the scheme in the FCT.

She represented by Mrs Rabi Adamu, Director, Department of Planning and Coordination, Federal Ministry of Agriculture.

Mr Ibrahim Hassan, one of the commended government for reaching out to the farmers.

Hassan said that he would the best use of the gesture to quality animals. (NAN)

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