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    878 dairy farmers registered in Adamawa – Govt

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    Babatunde Akinsola
    Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

    farmersjpgJoseph Nyager of the Federal Department of Livestock and Pest Control Services, said on Thursday that the Federal Government had registered no fewer than 878 dairy farmers in Adamawa.

    Nyager, the Chief Veterinary Officer in the Department, said that the farmers’ registration was part of the government’s efforts to boost national milk production in the state.

    He gave the figure at the Growth Enhancement Support (GES) scheme for dairy value chain at Gurin Village in Fufore Local Government Area of Adamawa.

    “The ministry selected Adamawa as one of those states to participate in the GES for the dairy value chain, to strengthen the pioneering efforts of the private sector.

    He also said that the dairy value chain had embarked on breed improvement through artificial insemination which was coordinated by the government, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

    The official said that the insemination would be subsidised at a discount of 50 per cent.

    Nyager said the dairy value chain would also provide support for registered farmers through the provision of critical livestock inputs.

    Nigeria’s local breed of dairy cattle produce much below international standards and and it is a focus of government in its Agricultural Transformation Agenda to encourage the importation and hybids to step up milk production locally.

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