Amo Farm Sieberer Hatchery Set to Boost Agricultural Development, Empowers Rural Households

Amo Farm Sieberer Hatchery Limited, is poised to create a sustainable source of income for women in Africa through Noiler farming and enhance poultry production in Nigeria through its natnuPreneur Farmer out-grower program for natnudO.

 Dr. Ayoola Oduntan, the Group Managing Director of Amo Farm Sieberer Hatchery made this assertion during the visit of His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde, the Executive Governor of Oyo State, to Akinyele and Awe farms on Monday, 9th October 2023.

At Akinyele, where the company has its abattoir, Governor Makinde was shown the automated abattoir where chickens are processed, packaged, and branded as ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat natnudO Foods, for sales in the country.

Also, at Awe, His Excellency was taken through the various chicken sites, the hatchery sections with day-old chicks, the egg units, and other parts which he was very impressed with.

The Governor was taken to a parent stock farm for broilers in Awe where he witnessed artificial insemination for female chickens for improved productivity, as one of the innovations of Amo Farm. 

He also visited Amo Byng which is the feed mill arm of the group. He was shown the company’s innovation in locally fabricated machinery that could reduce the cost of importation of foreign machines and spare parts thereby reducing the cost of production in the poultry value chain. 

After the tour of the facility, Governor Makinde commended the management for its innovative approach to agricultural advancement in Oyo State.

He said the pragmatic approach to making food available in the State and the country aligns with his administration’s stance in agricultural development. He further commended the company’s initiative of providing for over 1.3 million small-holder farmers, majorly consisting of rural women through the Noiler dual-purpose bird.  “This has helped in boosting the economy of Oyo State,” he affirmed.

According to Governor Makinde, his administration would like to partner with Amo Farm Sieberer Hatchery to further strengthen its drive to make animal protein available, not only in Oyo State but across the country. He promised to improve the electricity supply in the area and construct Akinyele roads to create improved access for agricultural development in the area.

In his remark, Dr. Debo Akande, the Executive Adviser to the Governor on Agribusiness and International Cooperation and Development who was also in the Governor’s entourage, said the company’s investment in agriculture is massive and calls for effective partnership, considering its significant contribution to the State’s development, through agriculture and job creation.

Mrs Itoro Awala-Ale, the Business Development Manager, at Amo Farm Sieberer Hatchery, spoke on the natnuPreneur scheme, where farmers are trained, given technical support and access to quality inputs to raise birds that are off taken by natnudO. Through this process, over 6,000 poultry farmers have been trained across the country for market access for the brand.

She said “Governor Makinde’s visit is important to our company, as 70% of our operations are in Oyo State. We have also provided over 2,000 direct jobs to the people of the state, and our impact on other aspects of socioeconomic development in the area has been significant.”

Dr. Oduntan also said that the company has empowered over 1.3 million rural households with the innovative Noiler bird, with an emphasis on women. This has laid a solid foundation that could be multiplied to spread across the whole of the country, and even the rest of Africa.

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