We are already a
mechanised and technologically driven mono-crop
rice farming business. Therefore, we operate as a farm that does not only work as a large scale farm but also aggregates smallholder farmers in clusters and communities. We are helping in improving their economy by providing them with the requisite value chain services, which is not limited to Training, Technology and Market, making us an operator of large scale farms with clusters of smallholder farmers. We stand as a bridge between the smallholder farmers and the big industry players in the value chain of rice.
These collaborations help the smallholder farmers involved in the program who get an average of Two hectares each within the group of a large farm in their various communities.
In our period of
operation, so far, we have been able to make extension services localised with
technology transfer in the dialect of the farmers. The farmers have been able
to access agricultural inputs on credit, which before was a near impossibility.
More so access to market has been made seamless, they are guaranteed that
everything that they cultivated will be off-taken
which does not only improve the economic state of the farmers but makes the food available.
Smallholder farmers clustered based on their communities and the environment. This way, we do not only improve on Food Security but boost the economy of their villages and create employment through the Value chain platforms.
We currently serve Two hundred and seventy-five (275) smallholder farmers in four clusters, cultivating an average of Two hectares in four local government in areas in Benue and Nasarawa States respectively (These clusters are within the radius of Two hundred miles).
We are working to increase the number of clusters over the next five (5) years to Forty (40) with an average membership of Fifty (50) farmers per group cultivating an average of two (2) hectares per farmer that makes it a likely production of Eighty Thousand (80,000) metric tonne in the next five years.