The Maize Growers, Aggregators and Processors Association of Nigeria has trained Its Aggregation Committee to supervise the collection of Maize from participating farmers in Kebbi State.
The training program held at the Conference Hall of Kebbi Agricultural and Rural Development Authority KARDA was attended by State and Local Governments Coordinators of the Association and members of the Aggregation Committee headed by Dr Usman Hassan Argungu.
In his remarks, Kebbi State Chairman of the Association Alh Garba Salisu Takware commended the Central Bank of Nigeria and other collaborating partners for making the anchor arrangement a reality in the State.
DfrfrfrrHe explained that about 4000 farmers are taking part in the maize anchor borrowers program facilitated by the National leadership of the Association to members across the Country.
S dsee traderdrto zzez we Lead presentation was by Mr Okere who dwelled on the modus operandi of the Aggregation arrangements and the role of various layers of the Aggregation team at ward, local Government and State levels.
He added that at every Aggregation centre, details of farmers and their respective supplies will be documented in the tally sheets with receipts issued for records.
Other issues discussed include problems of floodings that wrecked havoc on farmlands in 7 local Government Areas of the State as well as logistics for successful Aggregation process.
Others who attended the training program include Officials of Development Finance Department at CBN, Extension Experts, Eco Bank Officials and State Secretary of Federation of Agricultural Commodities Association of Nigeria FACAN Kebbi State.