In its effort to encourage more participation and good performance among Outgrower Sugarcane Farmers in sugar estates, the Management of National Sugar Development Council NSDC have presented prices to best sugarcane Outgrower Farmers at Savannah Sugar Company Limited Numan, Adamawa State.
At the event the Executive Secretary of NSDC Dr. Latif Busari, confirmed that the programme started with 2 farmers on 2.6 hectares in 2008 and has expanded to cover 307 hectares with 260 farmers participating in 2017. Busari said the scheme has come to stay and is seen as contribution to general economic development of the host Communities.
In his remark the General Manager of Savannah Sugar Company Limited Numan, Mr. Palaniswamy Chandrasekaran, said among other things, the scheme became major source of revenue to the farming Communities, source of self-employment for those already in the scheme and it helps to improve the harmony and support between the Local Communities and the Sugar Company.
Various prices ranging from Motor cycle, Refrigerator and Hand-sets were distributed to the best farmers at the occasion.