Revemi tackles food crisis, trains farmers in Delta
Revemi Trade Limited has trained cassava farmers, particularly youths and women in Delta State on cultivating, harvesting, processing and marketing the products.
The Chief Executive Officer of the firm, Mr. Oreva Amata, stated this, yesterday, at a capacity-building workshop, tagged, “Eki Farmers Support Programme”, held in Ozoro, Isoko North of the state.
The workshop, which was organised for peasant farmers in Delta South, he said, “started in February this year in Delta North; and in June, those in Delta Central were trained, while now, we are training farmers from Delta South Senatorial District in Ozoro”.
Amata disclosed that the programme was sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with Delta State Government and Townstalk.
According to him, Revemi, an integrated agrotech and agro commodities trading company has “so far trained over 2,000 low pyramid farmers on the cassava value chain, equipped them with requisite information on how to plant, harvest, process and market their products to make money”.
On the choice of cassava, Amata said cassava remained a crop in Nigeria with a comparative advantage and offers many by-products. He added that cassava has the capacity to grow Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Products, stressing that the “mission is to bridge a critical gap in food security in Africa”.
Dr. Friday Okei, a resource person, said the training would expose farmers to a variety of cassava products, such as starch, flour, garlic, chips, and raw material for the production of alcohols and drugs.
Assistant Director, state Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr. Anslem Emikpe, advised farmers to form themselves into clusters to enable them to engage the government, and access funds and land.
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