british american tobacco nigeria - Sustainable agricultural development

Entrenching modern farming techniques among farmers.

Having recognized the role that agriculture plays in the development of the nation, the BATN Foundation has developed agricultural programmes to support the empowerment of traditional subsistence farmers in adopt modern farming techniques.

This program called the Agricultural Development Initiative (ADI) establishment model farms for the cultivation of cassava, maize, watermelon and rice.  In order to enhance farmers’ income from their agricultural produce, the Foundation built cassava and palm oil processing cottage industries in Nigeria.

Since its pilot scheme in Ago-Are, the ADI has been rolled out to a number of communities in Nigeria.  Some of these communities are Tede and Ago-Are in Oyo State, Jima in Niger State, Amaokwe-item in Abia State, Afia-Nsit Uda-Nko in Akwa Ibom State, Odosimadegun in Ogun State, Akpap-Otoyong in Cross Rivers State and Ndikelonwu in Anambra State.

In addition the BATN Foundation has embarked on direct empowerment of farmers through establishment of dynamic and cohesive co-operative groups.  This enables the groups with a financial take-off to serve as resolving loans.


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