6th April, 2018.
It is hereby announced for the information of the general public, particularly pig and poultry farmers, that the Delta State Government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources has commenced the selection of farmers to participate in the following livestock development programs of the state:-
- Pig Multiplication and Farmer Support Program.
- Broiler Out-grower Scheme
The objectives of the programs are to:
- Facilitate farmers’ access to critical production inputs and credit.
- Equip farmers with modern and innovative skills required for profitable production.
- Integrate small-scale farmers into the mainstream livestock value chain.
Interested farmers are required to have facilities for fattening a minimum of 30 pigs for the Pig Multiplication and Farmer Support Program and production of at least 1,000 broilers for the Broiler Out-grower Scheme. On selection, they will be given credit in kind and cash after producing credible guarantors who must be civil servants not below salary grade level 12 for small-scale farmers and salary grade level 15 for medium scale farmers.
Interested farmers are by this announcement invited to apply for either of the programs by collecting application forms from the headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources or any of the Area Offices in the twenty-five Local Government Areas.
Completed application forms must be submitted two weeks from the date of this announcement. The collection of the form is free-of-charge.
Director of Information