AGRICULTURE

In the agricultural scene, ACSVI acts as a mediator between Nigerian farmers and relevant stakeholders in the development of the agricultural sector. ACSVI conducts rural agricultural assessment programmes from time to time in order to identify the needs of rural farmers and afterwards, write reports and draft proposals which ACSVI forwards to donors, investors and other relevant authorities to come to the aid of these farmers.

ACSVI also participates in foreign agricultural trade missions/exhibitions and conferences in other to explore the various opportunities that abound in the foreign agricultural market, discover solutions to some local farmer’s challenges, woo investors to invest in the Nigerian agricultural sector, represent foreign companies in Nigeria, source for foreign marketsfor local farmers in Nigeria,purchase seedlings, machineries, equipment, fertilizers, etc.

During the 10th Agro Expo Eurasia & 6th Animal Expo held in Izmir – Turkey, Dr. Lamin Mohammed Kpaka and his team held series of meetings with various Chief Executive Officers and Representatives of several agro based companies who showed interest in investing in the Nigerian agricultural sector in the following areas:

  • Establishment of plants and factories in Nigeria for the manufacture of several industrial agro based equipment.
  • Company representation in Nigeria.
  • Training of Nigerian farmers/trainers in Pistachio Research Station, Gaziantep – Turkey, as well as in Nigeria.
  • Advertisement of Nigerian agricultural products in Turkish journals.

The Exhibition Hall at Izmir, Turkey


Mr. Fatih (Chairman of HAS Group), Dr. Lamin M. Kpaka (Executive Director ACSVI) and Mr. Mehmet Uzun (Chief of Fruit Bearing Department, Pistachio Research Station) in the Conference Room after their meeting held at PISTACHIO RESEARCH STATION in Gaziantep – Turkey

AGRICULTURAL PROJECTS IN NIGERIA
Establishment of an experimental farm in Ondo State

On return to Nigeria after the 10th Agro Expo Eurasia & 6th Animal Expo held in Izmir – Turkey (an agricultural trade mission), ACSVI obtained a farm land from a rural community in Ondo State, Nigeria with the aim of testing an organic fertilizer (B5A) which was obtained in Turkey in order to ascertain the level of its potency. Rice, cassava, water melon and coffee were planted on the farmland and the B5A fertilizer was applied. At the end of the harvesting period, we recorded a tremendous improvement in the yield of these crops.

A cassava experimental farm in which was applied the

B5A organic fertilizer gotten from turkey.

A watermelon experimental farm in which was applied the

B5A organic fertilizer gotten from turkey.

A rice experimental farm in which was applied the

B5A organic fertilizer gotten from turkey.

A coffee experimental farm in which was applied the

B5A organic fertilizer gotten from turkey.

Mr. Ola the ACSVI agricultural extension officer displaying the first harvest

 of the improved cassava seed on one of the cassava experimental

farm in Ondo State.On this cassava experimental farm a B5A

organic fertilizer obtained from an exhibitionin turkey was

applied and this is the result in Mr. Ola’s hand.

 

TheB5A and Suryem products made in Turkey.

The Suryem is a multi-vitamin which is used for animal feeds.

 

Installation of a rice milling machine

The Association of Community Social Volunteers International (ACSVI) during her rural agricultural outreach programme in Keffi, Kokona, Karu, Obi and Doma Local Government Areas of Nasarawa State in September, 2016, interacted with some local rice farmers who produce huge quantities of unprocessed rice in the state and discovered that these farmers earn quite a little and are compelled to cultivate just a few plots due to the absence of processing mills in these Local Government Areas and have thus succumbed to using laborious crude means of processing rice which ends with a poor quality.

ACSVI then went into discussions with her donors, partners and corporate bodies on the plight of these local rice farmers in Nasarawa State who agreed to purchase a modern rice milling machine for the rural rice farmers.

The benefits of having this Rice Milling Machine in any community will:

  1. Create job opportunities for the women and youth in the community.
  2. Ease and fast-track the work of the local rice farmers in the community as they will gain access to cheap and affordable price for milling their rice using modern technology, thus increasing their income.
  3. Open doors to the local rice farmers in the community to participate in international agricultural exhibitions in order to penetrate the foreign rice market as well as encourage foreign agricultural investors to invest in the community.

Sadly, this project is yet to be executed as the communities approached are unwilling to provide land for the installation of the modern rice milling machine.