Stallion Group’s Popular Farms Mills Ltd is targeting 1.50 million tonnes in rice production in Nigeria through establishing more rice milling facilities.
Managing Director of the company, Mr Amit Kumar Rai, said more investment in the rice value chains would go a long way in empowering local farmers and improving the economic well-being of the people.
He stated this at the annual supply chain meet by Stallion Group’s Popular Farms Mills Limited held in Kano, a statement by the group stated.
The company’s future objective is to target production of 1.50 million tons of rice in Nigeria through establishing more rice milling facilities and structured farming activities. The focus is to make Nigeria self-sufficient in rice production.”
The annual supply chain meeting by the group has been institutionalized as a formal platform to announce the commencement of the wet harvest of paddy rice and sesame in Nigeria.
Each centre hosted approximately 20 suppliers with the local government authorities flagging off the event. The top suppliers of the region were rewarded for their impressive contributions, especially during the pandemic lock down.
The company awarded Sani Musa Abunaka and Nababa Isha Ibrahim from North Central region, Abdullahi Gurin and Umar Dan Alhaji from North East and Abdullahi Izge and Shehu Bawa from North West regions for their commendable contributions.
Stallion has partnerships with over 1,451 cooperative groups, having direct access to over 71,486 member-farmers and 65,715 hectares of rice farmland to increase rice and sesame production