Stallion Farms Assures Consumers of Superior Quality Rice
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Rice is no doubt one of the most popular staples in Nigeria and there is almost no home in the country where it is not consumed.
At an event recently, the firm said it was committed to producing quality rice for Nigerians to consume.
Group Director of Stallion Popular Farms and Mills Limited, Hapreet Singh, stated that the company’s vision has always been to “preserve and enhance rice production in Nigeria by ensuring genetic integrity of seeds, encouraging scientific agricultural practices and promoting world-class processing techniques to emerge as industry benchmark for product quality.”
He said further that with the commitment of the Federal Government to boost rice production in the country, Stallion Farms plans to raise its local rice production to about 1.5 million tonnes per year from 450,000 tonnes.
He said his firm was working tirelessly to reduce importation of rice into Nigeria and increase the cultivation of the product in the country.
At the moment, the company produces premium varieties of rice from farmed paddy, which are branded and distributed nationwide as Royal Stallion Shinkafa, Tomato Aroso and Super Champion.
Recently, an arm of the group established collection centres across rice producing states in Adamawa, Taraba, Benue, Niger, Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa, Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi to help farmers embrace modern farming techniques and also help distribute farm inputs through farmers cooperatives and associations to inspire rice revolution in Nigeria.