From Femi Oyelola, kaduna
A group under the auspices of Phairah Agro Ventures is set to train low income families across the Country and provide them with starter packs for full take off of economic activities in their domains.
The Managing Director of the Company, Engr. Hassan Adamu Ibrahim, made the assertion in kaduna yesterday.
He explained that it was part of Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, and will be carried out in conjunction with Bank of Agriculture, BOA.
He added empowerment programmes targeted at low income families across the country through the provision of necessary training and provision of starter packs.
“These starter packs include chicks, feeds and drugs to target beneficiaries and facilitation of access to finance for the trained beneficiaries through the Bank.
“ Phairah Agro Ventures is an agricultural enterprises incorporated under the Companies and Allied Matter Act with vast experience in the areas of livestock production, training and technical capacity building, input supply that has impacted over 20,000 small holder farmers since 2012.
“We have established a sustainable partnership and relationship with various state governments, local governments, politicians, community leaders and industry leaders in input supply such as chicks, drugs, feeds and equipment.
“This gives us a competitive edge over other actors in the industry and has attracted a lot of interventions and strategic alliances from different partners in the last 8 years.”
He explained that Phairah Agro Ventures shall deliver comprehensive training to the selected beneficiaries in the areas of poultry farm management practices before deployment of the empowerment packs through the Bank.
The statement added that the Agro Ventures shall organize successful beneficiaries into clusters numbering 50 persons per cluster according to their Senatorial District and distributed across the Bank’s branches in all the states of the Federation for easy access of the empowerment packs.
The Phairah Agro Ventures shall be responsible for the transportation and distribution of the empowerment packs across all the implementing branch offices of the Bank nationwide and designated locations in each state and local government areas.