Osun Govt Empowers Over 100 Livestock Farmers

Beneficiaries of the initiative lauded Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for his administration’s efforts at revitalising the State’s agricultural sector through numerous interventions and implementation of farmers-friendly policies.

As each beneficiary receives 2000 day-old chicks, vaccines, feed-mills, others as part of efforts to reposition agriculture, ensure food security and empower young farmers, the Government of the State of Osun has commenced massive distribution of chicks to livestock farmers in the State.

No fewer than 100 farmers benefitted from the first phase of the distribution exercise as each of the beneficiaries took home 2000 day-old chicks.

The State Government also commenced massive distribution of feed-mills, vaccines and drugs to farmers, an effort geared towards enhancing their production capacity.

The initiative is anchored under the Osun Broilers Outgrowers Production Scheme (OBOPS-III), aimed to eliminate poverty and enhance production capacity of the livestock farmers in the State.

While flagging off the distribution exercise at Ara Junction, Ede, the State Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Mr Dayo Adewole said the initiative was designed to support farmers particularly the youth and women who could not afford to secure the chicks.

Adewole who was represented by the Director of Livestock Services, Osun Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Mr. Amos Daramola, said adequate vaccines, drugs and feed-mills that would be enough to last between five and six weeks had been put in place for distribution to beneficiary farmers.

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