CONTEC Global Agro Limited is to invest N20b in organic farming in Nigeria. An investment in non toxic, biodegradable and chemical free agriproducts
CONTEC Global Agro Limited (CGAL), is to invest N20b in organic farming in Nigeria. The investment in non toxic, biodegradable and chemical free agricultural products will be made by Abuja based company based on a designed sustainable template to increase crop yields through production of only organic inputs for over 50,000 farmers.
The agro company was set up using Eco-friendly approach with innovative organically beneficial micro-organisms and bio-resources plant based molecules devoid of chemicals for seeds, plant health and soil reclamation.
Executive Director, CONTEC Global Group, Farida Adamu, said this in Abuja at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), award dinner, where the CEO, Dr. Benoy Berry was confirred with an Outstanding Achiever in Nigeria’s food security drive award.
Her words, “We are very proud to say that Contec agro is Nigeria’s First Ever Agro Company, set up strictly using Eco-friendly approach to organic farming in Nigeria with innovative organically beneficial micro-organisms, and bio-resources plant based molecules devoid of Chemicals for seed, plant health and reclamation of the soil that has been degraded over the years with the application of chemicals, and that is why we are investing N20 billion into the sector to address hunger, malnutrition and food security.
“To achieve our goal, we have designed a sustainable template to increase crop yields through production of only organic inputs for over 50,000 farmers,” adding that the company is “more committed through this award to be the largest agriculture group globally to provide earth friendly, commercially viable solutions of agriculture, using latest technologies, non toxic and biodegradable and eco-friendly ingredients. – Dr. Benoy Berry
Berry said the company is set to deliver unique, natural products that improves crop yield and quality, while protecting the soil from harmful effects of chemical based agriculture.
He said based on the successes recorded on farms with the deployment of its organic inputs across the country by farmers, the company has concluded arrangement with some state Governors to build organic fertilizer with tissue culture at a cost of $10 million each before the end of year 2018.
“In addition to this, we have over 1.2 million banana cuttings which will be planted in the company’s 5000 hectares in Eruwa town in the South-western part of the country that will provide jobs for over 10,000 rural farmers. He said it is the company’s prime objective to train farmers on the tissue culture in the six geopolitical zones before the year ends.
Berry said the company is committed to using its environmental friendly technology solutions to reclaim the soil that has been degraded by application of different kinds of chemicals over the past years and empower farmers through well laid out value chain farming system, and thereby increase crop yields and at the same time ensure that the soil fertility is maintained.
Courtesy: The Nation