August 16, 2022
CEO encourages poultry farmers in Nigeria to adopt use of data
The chief executive officer (CEO) of Afarmacco, Godfrey Ebetaleye, has called on poultry farmers across Nigeria to embrace the use of data to transform the poultry industry, saying that the move will go a long way in helping to manage and measure their farm production trends.
Ebetaleye added that the move will also maximise the effective practice of the poultry business. He made the call during the launch of Afarmacco, a web-based app that can help store data on poultry farming and expressed concern about the lack of tools among poultry farmers.
According to Ebetaleye, "the farmer producing egg is still selling egg at the rate they sold when prices were on a lower level, so at the end of the day, they end up incurring losses". He noted that the app carries an action planner that helps the farmers to keep track of what and when medication should be given to their fowls.
In his remarks, the public relation officer of Poultry Association of Nigeria, Olusola Olatunbosun, affirmed that with the app, poultry famers would have the capability of keeping and translating their operations into figures for better management of their farm.
The chairman of the Poultry Association of Nigeria in Ogun State, Idowu Asenuga, said: "…the arrival of Afarmacco into the poultry industry is timely and has the potential to change the narrative within the sector".