Green Sahara Farms (GFS) has unveiled plans to facilitate a-N250million investment to boost agricultural production in Keana Local Government Area of (LGA) Nasarawa state.
The firm’s Managing Director, Suleiman Dikwa disclosed this while opening up a Rural Regeneration and Enhancement (RERE) aggregation centre at the LGA. The event also served as an opportunity to establish an office location in Keana.
He said the investment was to create an out-grower scheme that would guarantee a ready market for crop production.
About 50 farmers cooperative societies also benefited from free seed distribution exercise held at the LGA.
Dikwa during the ceremony maintained that GSF is not oblivious of the crucial role local farmers and agri-business agencies play in the growth and development of the country’s agriculture industry.
“By expanding our reach into high-producing, forward-thinking communities, we can create better value for the farmers we work with and our clients. To that end, GSF has invested resources into the Keana LGA community and established a permanent satellite office,” he said.
Hon. Adamu Gamji, Chairman of Keana LGA lauded the International Agricultural company for its wisdom and thoughtfulness to establish its presence in Keana and readiness to work with the youth of the community.
Gamji, who was represented by the Deputy Chairman Hon. Robert Garba commended the company for the distribution of sesame seeds. He assured the firm of the community’s willingness to collaborate on the agricultural development scheme.
Green Sahara Farms was established in 2009 to create new and wider market access for local Nigerian farmers. For more than ten (10 years) GSF has been providing reliable, high-quality agro-products both domestically and internationally.
Through its extensive network of agro-producers, suppliers and distributors, the company has built links throughout the agriculture sector and much-needed market access for local farmers.
It has also established offices and farms in nine states providing various agricultural products for exports across the globe.