Expert Urges Farmers to Utilize Potential of Jathropha Seed

Participant at a two day workshop on how to create wealth through a plant known as Jathropha have been told to start cultivation without wasting time.

The seminar was put together by FRCN Ibadan is in collaboration with Jatropha Farmers Association of Nigeria and Transparent Bio- Oil and Gas Ltd.

In a welcome address zonal director FCN Ibadan zonal station Alhaji Mohammed Bello who was represented by Deputy Director Marketing Mrs Bolanle owoyemi  said the seminar was a way of supporting the federal Government’s policy on Agricultural diversification.

Chairman, Jatropha Farmers Association of Nigeria AgbaKin Adeogun Aderemi noted that Jatropha plant and its oil extract was now ranking with export crops such as cocoa, coffee and cashew.

Agbakin Adeogun Aderemi pledged the association’s readiness to assist the farmers in area needed including cultivation, marketing and selling.

One of the facilitators, Mr  Taofeek Aboderin, who is Director Amazing Bio- fuel, said the programme was a way of assisting participants to understand how to extract oil from Jatropha seed and sell to general public.

General Manager Premier FM Ibadan Reverend Niyi Dahunsi advised the participants not to forget all that they had learnt.

The Participants, who lauded the programme, said they had been exposed to cultivation and value chains of Jatropha seed.

They called on the Federal Government to take cultivation of Jatropha serious as it has potential to alleviate poverty.

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