A sub-division of Stallion Group, Stallion Popular Farms & Mills Limited has hinted of plans to increase rice production to 1.5 million tonnes annually.
Stallion Popular farms & Mills Group Director, Hapreet Singh said this in Lagos at the IBCA-“Outstanding Projects and Business Leaders of the Year Award” recently won by the company.
- The company hopes to increase locally-farmed rice to 1.5million tonnes yearly from 450, 000 metric tonnes.
- The farm has already deployed enhanced milling activities and set up more milling facilities through structured farming techniques.
- The vision is to preserve and enhance rice production in Nigeria by ensuring genetic integrity of seeds, encouraging scientific agricultural practices and promoting world-class processing techniques to emerge as industry benchmark for product quality.
As part of its sustainable efforts was to integrate rice growing values among the locals, the group director said it has established procurement and collection centers; introduced co-operative associations as well as logistics and post-harvest epicenters and marketing midpoint, while it act as a catalyst for achievable growth.
Collection centres have recently been established across rice-producing states in Adamawa, Taraba, Benue, Niger, Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa, Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi to not only help farmers embrace modern farming techniques but help distribute farm inputs through farmers cooperatives and associations to inspire rice revolution in Nigeria.
The rice bags are branded and distributed nationwide as Royal Stallion Shinkafa, Tomato Aroso and Super Champion.
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