The Federal Government has called on companies to source their raw materials locally as this will create markets for farmers, boost their income and employment.
Last year alone,
A breakdown of the figure showed that in 2013, the company purchased 9,780 tonnes of maize, 5,340 tonnes of soybean and 6,330 tonnes of sorghum (totaling 21,450 tonnes) from farmers.
"I am excited that you source raw materials for your maggi, golden morn and Milo locally. I really commend you. As you buy them locally you create market for farmers, you stablise price for them and you help them to improve their standard of living and good agricultural practice; the multiplier effects on the economy is enormous.
"I want to say that this is an example for other companies in
The Minister also urged the management of
The managing director,
According to him, in order to ensure a sustainable supply of safe, high quality grains to Nstle's factories and improve the livelihood of smallholder farmers in
"By working with the
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