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The significant role that sustained human capital development plays, especially in availing stakeholders on how to increase their products and processes for more profit in fish and poultry farming cannot be underestimated. The foretasted scenario was exactly what played itself out recently when Grand Cereals Ltd, Jos, a vital arm of the UAC conglomerate organised the UAC Farmers’ Conference. Tagged: ‘Importance of Nutrition on Profitability in Fish and Poultry Farming’ the Workshop which focused on the nutritional benefits of Vital Feeds enjoyed the tacit support of Ikorordu and Alimosho Lagos Farmers. It ran from Tuesday the 25th of June, at Rainbow Hall, along Sabo-Itamaga Road, Ikorodu through to Thursday, the 27th of June, 2019 at Shubus Event Centre, along Jakande-Ijegun Road, Ikotun.
According to Mr. Bukola Adelabu, the General Manager, Marketing and Business Development of Grand Cereals Limited (GCL) the highly interactive nature of workshops such as this, has always been part of the company’s programmes for over 20 years. It has also proved to be a veritable avenue for capacity building that bridges the knowledge gap between the farmers and the seasoned resource persons.
What more, the fact that it takes place in selected places across the country and sometimes in farm clusters underscores its direct relevance even to the local farmers. Amongst the challenges they face are accessibility to, as well as the affordability of the feeds that would increase the yield of both their fish and poultry products. Painfully, these farmers expend about 70 per cent of their costs of production on feeds alone! Both the factors of quality and performance of such feeds come into play. That is where Vital Feeds come in. As several of the farmers confessed it has always come in handy to increase their yields.… Read More...