Under the CBN Anchor Borrowers’ Program, the Flour Milling Association of Nigeria (FMAN) has stated that it will establish procurement centers across 15 northern states to take wheat grains from up to 150,000 farmers (ABP).
Dr. Aliyu Samaila, National Programme Manager, Wheat Development Project, said the program was being implemented through the APB initiated by the Central Bank of Nigeria during the annual green field day event at Gawon-Bature in Dambatta Local Government Area of Kano State (CBN).
According to him, the country requires a strong vision supported by clear roles and responsibilities for all stakeholders. He also stated that FMAN would organize state-wide field days in all of their major areas of operations to bring key stakeholders together to address challenges and learn from one another.
“The CBN ABP has resulted in the cultivation of 504 demonstration farms, each on 0.5 ha, across the 15 states to provide training on Good Agronomic Practices (GAP) to 250,000 farmers,” he explained.
Alhaji Salim Muhammad, National President of the Wheat Farmers Association of Nigeria, praised FMAN and the CBN for the wheat farmers’ support program in his remarks.