Stallion targets 1.5m MTof rice production annually
Farms and Mills Limited, a division of Stallion Conglomerate, is targeting a 1.5 million metric tonnes (mmt) of rice per annum through its structural farming and milling activities.
Japreet Singh, group director, Stallion Group, confirmed this recently in Abuja when receiving the Inside Business Commendation Award (IBCA)-‘Outstanding Projects and Business Leaders of the Year Award’
According to him, the company had decided to increase yield per hectare to compliment the country’s current diversification agenda and food security drive, while also applauding the Federal Government backward initiative.
“Our vision has always been to preserve and enhance rice production in Nigeria by ensuring genetic integrity of seeds, encourage scientific agricultural practices and promote world-class processing techniques to emerge as industry benchmark for product quality,” said Singh.
He thanked IBCA for creating a platform to acknowledge real positive change makers in the agric sector.
“We owe this accomplishment to President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership aptitudes and agri-business agenda,” he said.
Stallion popular Farms and Mills Limited began farming activities in Nigeria 10 years ago.
Adding that the farm would leverage on the impulse provided by the Federal Government through its transformation agenda, Singh said Stallion has already established integrated agricultural operations such as world-class rice mills at strategic locations to promote milling and paddy cultivation in captive areas to make Nigeria self-sufficient in rice production.
The company has also established collection centres across rice producing states in Adamawa, Taraba, Benue, Niger, Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa, Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi to not only help farmers embrace modern farming techniques but also focus on distributing farm inputs through farmers cooperatives and associations to ensure rice revolution in Nigeria.
The farm however promises to safeguard timely provision of certified seeds, fertilisers, advisory irrigation and crop management as well as buys back mechanism to help farmers get good and profitable yields especially during harvest.