By Emmanuel Afonne
An International technical supply company, C. Woermann Nigeria, has said it would supply high-quality agricultural equipment to farmers and factory automation systems for food production in the country.
A statement issued on Sunday by Mr Klaus Okunowski, the Managing Director of C. Woermann Nigeria, said that the company took the decision when it featured at the just-concluded Agrofood Nigeria 2022.
The show which was the 7th in the Agrofood & Plastprintpack Nigeria series, held between March 22nd and March 24th, and was organised by the German trade show specialists, Fairtrade GmbH.
The Agrofood Nigeria 2022 featured global technology leaders from 15 countries who showcased adapted technologies and solutions for the Nigerian and West African markets in agriculture, food and beverage processing, ingredients, plastics, printing, and packaging.
Okunowski reiterated that the company is eager to support the country’s food security drive by partnering with the agricultural and food processing business in the country.
“An example of this is our ongoing partnership with the Business Incubation Platform (BiP) of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in conjunction with STIHL to bring mechanised farming closer to local farmers.
“We are doing this by providing high-quality tools and farm equipment as we believe it will go a long way to support Nigeria’s food security drive,” he said.
According to Okunowski, the company has over the years worked in synergy with the Nigerian businesses and its partners STIHL GmbH to promote mechanised agriculture that is easily accessible to farmers.
He said that C. Woermann took the opportunity of the exhibition to engage with partners, clients, and other stakeholders in the agricultural, food processing, and manufacturing value chain to support industrialisation as well as supply of genuine and quality products in the country. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)