FG partners AFAN, Chinese investors on irrigation farming to enhance rice production

The Federal Government says it has endorsed a partnership between the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), investors linked to the Chinese government, as well as Brains and Hammers private firm to boost irrigation farming.

This was contained in a statement issued by Mrs Juliet Okeh, an Information Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture, to newsmen, on Sunday, in Abuja. Okeh said that the partnership aimed to deepen irrigation techniques and technology to enhance crop production in Nigeria. ”The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Nanono, has said that the ministry is in support of the partnership between the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), investors from the Chinese government and Brains and Hammers firm.

”The Minister disclosed this when he received a delegation from the Chinese Investors and Brains and Hammers, through the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), who paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja”, the statement added.

Nanono said that there were ample investment opportunities in agriculture that needed more partnerships, new approaches and modern technologies, especially irrigation technologies, to explore crop production in all seasons.

Source: Vanguard NG