First published in Milling and Grain, March 2016
In February, Chief Audu Ogbeh, Nigeria’s Minister In February, Chief Audu Ogbeh, Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, met with Tom De Bruin, President of GrainPro® Philippines, and Daniel Haileselassie, GrainPro Continent Manager for Africa, to discuss appropriate measures to ensure food security in the country.
The GrainPro delegation presented modern drying and Ultra Hermetic™ grain storage innovations to the minister and his team. As a result, the minister is advising stakeholders in the country’s agricultural sector to ensure hygiene in the production and storage of agricultural commodities.
The minister stressed the need to use modern grain storage solutions that don’t require toxic chemicals to prevent the proliferation of aflatoxin on all types of dry agricultural commodities.
The ministry is looking to introduce Ultra Hermetic solutions to local farmers as part of its efforts to prevent the threat of fungal contamination. According to Minister Ogbeh, units of GrainPro Cocoons™ are being tested by the agency for the storage of maize in four key states.
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