See the Solution Given by FG to Address Incessant Herder/Farmer Conflicts 

See the Solution Given by FG to Address Incessant Herder/Farmer Conflicts 

 

The Federal Government on Monday flag-off the National Livestock Breed Improvement Programme, (NALBIP), as a move to curtail incessant herder/farmer conflicts and boost food production.

The flag-off of NALBIP was done by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Nanono, in Dawanau, Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area, Kano State as contained in a statement signed by the Director, Information, Theodore Ogaziechi.

Nanono explained that NALBIP is a comprehensive and sustainable mechanism put in place by his Ministry to address the transformation of the livestock value chain, and will improve the genetic makeup of the indigenous breeds in the livestock industry with a focus on dairy cows towards achieving increased milk and meat production.

READ ALSO: See The Solution Suggested by FAO to End Herder/Farmer clashes

He explained that “National Livestock Breed Improvement Programme, NALBIP, will improve the livelihood of the pastoral communities and other livestock farmers and support the Ministry in addressing challenges in the livestock value chain particularly, the incessant herder- crop farmers’ conflict.

“The programme is targeted at the evolution of hybrid filial generations of dairy cows and other livestock with improved productivity potential and in the overall genetic improvement to the national herd.

“At a better time due to threats poised on the nation’s security heightened by frequent conflicts, banditry and cattle rustling with resultant depletion of the national herd, creating fear and loss of sources of livelihood for Nigerians who depend on agriculture for their sustenance.”

READ ALSO: CBN Gives Award to Three Farmers 

According to the minister, the programme will facilitate artificial insemination services through training and provision of essential tools and inputs to stakeholders.

He lamented the poor attention including investment in the nation’s livestock industry over the years despite the enormous potential in the industry.

“We have not achieved much to ensure an adequate supply of animal protein, means of livelihood, and increased income. Some of the key challenges like low level of investment, poor animal health services, poor access to market, poor fodder supply and livestock Management practices have continued to prevent the sector from reaching its full potential.

READ ALSO: What is Impeding the Growth of Nigeria’s Cocoa Industry

“Inadequate investments due largely to under-funding from public and private sectors, absence of enabling government policies, suboptimal functioning institutional settings and linkages and regulatory gaps have led to our inability to achieve sustainable transformation in the livestock value chains.This administration is poised to systematically address these challenges”, he added.

The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, who was represented by the Kano State Commissioner of Local Government Affairs, Hon Murtala Sule Garo, in his goodwill message expressed appreciation for the choice of Kano State for the pilot scheme of the programme, stating that the state has the comparative advantage in terms of its livestock population and vast arable land.

He noted that the Breed improvement programme will upgrade the existing indigenous breeds and increase productivity, the governor assured the Minister that the state government will continue to support the federal government in all its intervention efforts in the state.

 

Click here to join World Farmers Centre Whatsapp group to get and read more articles like this

This News Post is Sponsored by HYBRID FEEDS FEEDTECH LIMITED 

To Sponsor or Advertise through a News Post, contact Ola on 07082418202

Get in Touch

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related Articles

Reasons For Tomato Seasonal Glut- NIHORT

Reasons For Tomato Seasonal Glut- NIHORT   The Executive Director National Horticultural Research Institute, (NIHORT), Dr Abayomi Olaniyan, while speaking a just concluded empowerment training for...

See The USAID $3m Grants to Support Nigeria’s Agribusinesses

See The USAID $3m Grants to Support Nigeria’s Agribusinesses   The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a COVID-19 Food Security Challenge that...

Get in Touch

4,636FansLike
123FollowersFollow

Latest Posts

See the 5yrs Agric Roadmap by Lagos to Woo Private Sector Investments

See the 5yrs Agric Roadmap by Lagos to Woo Private Sector Investments   The Lagos State Government has called for private sector investment in its agriculture...

Reasons For Tomato Seasonal Glut- NIHORT

Reasons For Tomato Seasonal Glut- NIHORT   The Executive Director National Horticultural Research Institute, (NIHORT), Dr Abayomi Olaniyan, while speaking a just concluded empowerment training for...

See The USAID $3m Grants to Support Nigeria’s Agribusinesses

See The USAID $3m Grants to Support Nigeria’s Agribusinesses   The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a COVID-19 Food Security Challenge that...

See How Fire Razed Plateau Central Yam Market

See How Fire Razed Plateau Central Yam Market   The recent fire incident that razed the popular Namu Central Yam Market in Qua’anpan Local Government Area...

Check out Fulani herdsmen attack on a Community in Ebonyi state

Check out Fulani herdsmen attack on a Community in Ebonyi state REPORT from Vanguard revealed that Fulani herdsmen in the early hours on Monday attacked...