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After Seven Years Of Research AgDyna Unveils Farmsured Technology For Day-Old Chicks Protection, Counterfeiting In Poultry

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AgDyna has unveiled Farmsured Technology for day-old chicks protection in Ibadan.

Naijanewshub.com.ng reports that the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Agribusiness Dynamics Technology Limited, (AgDyna) Mr. Ayooluwa Okediji In his pursuits to ensure protection for day-old chicks, as well address the counterfeiting in poultry sector across the country came up with an initiative called the Farmsured Technology.

Speaking at the official launching of the Farmsured Technology, Oyo state Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde who was ably represented by his Executive Adviser on Agribusiness Dr. Debo Akande, who also doubles as the Director General of Oyo State Agribusiness Development Agency (OYSADA) noted that the state government is working seriously to make sure that there is an enabling environment for farmers to thrive in their businesses in the state.

Makinde maintained that the farmsured technology has been designed in such a way that there is traceability of every inputs of day old chicks production in poultry sector.

He said, “We are here to unveil one of the technology inputs that can help farmers in livestock particularly in Oyo state and in Nigeria as a whole, over the years we’ve discovered that some of the inputs needed by farmers to have good yields or good productions are counterfeit, the farmers has no control over them, today the technology that we are unveiling here has been designed in such a way that there is traceability of every inputs.

“For instance the person that made a day old chicks is putting is signature on it, there is a scratch on the technology for the farmers to use in confirming the authentication of the products they buy.

Dr. Akande who was represented at the unveiling event by Dr. Tunde Amole of the International Livestock Research Institutes (ILRI) expressed his assurance over the technology towards making life more easier for the farmers and well making enhancing animal productivity in poultry sector.

He said, “There is no doubt this initiative will bring more succour to the farmers in the state. This will bring a great impact for the small holders farmers. For they will be able to source for resources in a cheaper, traceable ways and only if you are rest assured that all your inputs are of quality standards that when you can go to the market with your animals and smile back homes because there is no doubt that all your animals will be of great products.

Prof. Eustace Iyayi, the registrar and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS) in his contributions said “We here today to ensure that we minimize quackery in the day old chicks sub sector reduce it to the nearest minimum, if we cant completely eliminate it, such that we are able to standardize operation alongside axis of poultry value chain and make sure that those who are involved are also help to standardize their little businesses.

“The majority of those that they have been adulterating their products are also get the value for the money they put into their businesses, so farmsured is a technology, is a tracking and traceability technology in the day old-chicks market value chain to help remove quackery or reduce it to the bearest minimum. Iyayi said.

Speaking with journalists shortly after the unveiling of the technology, Mr. Ayooluwa Okediji the brain behind the Farmsured technology who doubles as the founder and chief executive officer of AgDyna a subsidiary of AgroInfoTech said, “We are here today to unveil a technology called farmsured.

Ayooluwa further said that, “we have been working on this project for over seven years just to ensure we able to fight counterfeiting and adulteration of agricultural inputs, because one of the reasons the small holders farmers are very poor is because they don’t have access to quality inputs, one of the reasons the banks will not release loans to farmers is because they have poor yields, which is most times as a result of quality inputs and it’s not just limited to day old chicks, poultry feeds, seeds, fertilizers and anything you can think of.

“So agricultural inputs is 70% of any production that you want to do, and when you borrowed money from a bank and you’re not able to get good yields as a result of poor inputs, automatically that becomes a debt, and this is one of the reasons why small hold farmers are push down on poverty line and that is why agriculture is not interesting to most of our people.”

“I have a personal story to this because my parents were farmers and I understand what we faced while I was growing up, so this is exactly where the passion came from to be able to make sure that we can solve this major menace that is facing the industry. Ayooluwa said.

The event was graced with government officials, farmers, stakeholders in poultry farming sector among others.

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