Animal feed production my priority — Minister

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Abubakar, has said the government will provide incentives to feed millers and agribusiness companies to site their factories in rural communities in Nigeria.

He said that is because feed ingredients are largely available in those locations.

Speaking Thursday through the ministry’s permanent secretary, Ernest Umakhihe, at the National Animal Feed Summit, the minister said the government will improve the level of education of farmers on modern animal and feed production techniques.

“Government will also step up on its development plan to provide incentives to feed millers and agribusiness companies to locate in rural areas where feed ingredients are largely available, improve on the level of education of farmers on modern animal and feed production techniques, support various research institutes in developing alternative feed ingredients in providing animal feeds to ameliorate the effects of high cost of feed,” he said.

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