The Director of Aviana, Dr. Inderjit Singh has said the main objective of the 2019 Aviana International Expo was to expose Nigeria’s livestock farmers to the latest technological innovations that will enhance productivity.
Dr. Singh made this known during the opening ceremony of the international Agric expo held in Ibadan.
He said, “We aim at making Nigeria farmers beneficiaries of latest technology especially those who could not afford to travel abroad.
“The objective is to give farmers exposure to foreign companies which have come to showcase their latest ideas and knowledge to improve growth and production of livestock.
“Many farmers do not have the money to go abroad, but this platform has given them the opportunity to interact with foreign partners.”
Also during the opening of the expo, the Special Adviser to the governor of Oyo State on Agriculture, Prof Oluwasegun Adekunle listed the various ways the present administration had supported poultry farmers to boost productivity.
“The present government has provided numerous support for poultry farmers; the provision of extension advisory services, allocation of lands to huge players in the industry.
“Others are creation of enabling environment for poultry farmers to do their business, attracting foreign investors for job creation and fostering peace and understanding among farmers and Fulani herdsmen through the peace committee,” Prof Oluwasegun said.