Rice Mill: The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has inaugurated the newly built Alaida Destoner Rice Mill, for the development of agriculture in the state.
The Rice Mill which was inaugurated on Friday has a capacity to process 15 metric tonnes per day.
Represented by the Commissioner for Agriculture, governor Ortom asked the processors and the IFAD programme managers to package rice with premium quality that can compete in the market.
The IFAD project coordinator, Mr Samuel Eremie, expressed satisfaction with the response from the participating farmers who have been able to build houses, and other properties they could not afford prior to the IFAD value chain development programme.
While commissioning the mill, the representative of governor Ortom conveys’ his message on the need to uphold a standard in the processing value chain.
Also commissioned, is the IFAD VCDP cluster farm road project, linking the various cooperative farms.
The participants also expressed worry over the insecurity challenges and adequate land clearing which was later addressed.
It was further stated that the state may likely recover from the threats of the food crisis, an imminent aftermath of the ongoing herdsmen attacks.