Firm canvasses more investment in agriculture

FUMMAN Agricultural Limited, the producers of Fumman juice brand, has stressed the pivotal role of agriculture in engendering development in the industrial sector.

The Managing Director of Fumman, Mr. Layi Adeyemi, who stated this, urged government to provide incentives to encourage more people to go into agricultural related businesses.

He said, in a statement on Thursday that the company was committed to making significant impact in the society through its huge investment in agricultural development.

This, he said, led to the introduction of Fumman’s passion fruit to farms closer to the factory and the importation of elite planting materials of mango, oranges, guavas and pineapples.

“The planting materials will also be made available with time, to all collaborating farms and farmers’ group,” he added.

He said the company was collaborating with the Nigeria’s Agricultural Research Institutes and the Nigeria Centre for Genetic Resources Conservation and Biochemistry, Nigerian Horticulture Research Institute.

This collaboration, he said, had engendered the promotion of knowledge in the value chain of fruit crops research, planting, management, harvesting, processing and marketing.

Adeyemi also said Fumman had collaborated with Centre for Environmental Renewable Natural Recourses Management Research and Development and NACCGRAB, adding that research was progressing on the popular “Ogbomosho mango”, preferred specie of mango for Fumman Mango Juice.

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