The representative of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS), Dr Adetoyin Jolaosho, said the proposed partnership between the council would witness a boom in the livestock sub-sector and slaughterhouses.
He said there is a plan to set up cottage industries for processing livestock waste into viable products in Gombe, Bauchi and Edo states respectively.
Jolaosho, who spoke on a courtesy visit with the Director General of the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) Professor Hussaini Doko Ibrahim, recently said that the partnership with the council in the In the field of added value and livestock waste, the treatment of materials was essential for the development of industrial activities around the country’s slaughterhouses.
Jolaosho, who is the project manager of the ECOWAS-PACBAO project, said: “The program aims to improve feedlot farming and the meat value chain in Gombe, Bauchi and Edo states in Nigeria. aimed at maintaining and improving the incomes of current operators and providing and indirect jobs for youth and women. ”
Speaking further, he said that the project had 7 objectives, namely: to increase the productivity of livestock and the incomes of smallholders and large farmers; improving the economic use of animal slaughter by-products as raw materials for the production of marketable products for youth and women job creation.
In response, RMRDC Director General Professor Ibrahim expressed satisfaction with the proposed partnership, saying it was in line with the mandate for establishing the council, which aims to promote procurement, development and use. local raw materials.