NGO kickstarts tech-driven cattle raring

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    A group of foreign investors is partnering with the Ondo State government to raise high-tech dairy farmers through cattle ranching and livestock farming.
    The group, Peace Aid Project, wants to revive the cattle ranch at Auga-Akoko.
    Project Chief Executive Officer Benson Emakpor said a minimum of 500 youths and women would be trained and empowered on the project.
    Emakpor explained that thi is no cattle colony as the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) his organization signed with the state government is that of a partnership.
    He said the goal is to raise a new generation of farmers as well as mitigate the incident of Fulani herdsmen attacks.
    The MoU, according to him, is designed to revamp the dilapidated Auga Cattle Ranch into a modern cattle ranch.
    As part of the agreement, the NGO will construct 500 sheds for the herds while other compartments would be built in line with hygienic and modern trends of raising cattle.
    Each of the sheds will hold 60 bulls and will be operated by youths.
    Fulani herders’ crises have been rocking the nation since January, and experts have advocated modernization of the nomadic style of cattle raring.

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