FAO suggests building alternative livestock value chains


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The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has suggested building alternative livestock value chains as a solution to the farmer/herder conflict in Nigeria.

Mr Fred Kafeero, FAO Country Representative, made the suggestion on Monday, in Akure, during a courtesy visit by FAO to Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State.

Kafeero explained that “crop residues and by-products, which are at the heart of the crisis”, could be utilised by the farmers, who would add value to them and generate commercial benefits.

According to him, the farmers have value for the crops they raise, in terms of residues, which they can transform and make palatable, useful and nutritious, which is then sold to the herders.

“The herders have indicated, by way of evidence-based outcomes, their willingness to procure from the farmers.

“We worked with other agencies within the framework of the United Nations to pilot this concept in three states of Niger, Kaduna and Taraba for now.

“It is…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper

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