BrandArena: NatnudO Foods Partners With FUNAAB to Launch Poultry Entrepreneurship Project

Monday 12 February 2024

NatnudO Foods Partners With FUNAAB to Launch Poultry Entrepreneurship Project empower hundreds of students through Natnupreneur University Programme

In a bid to foster agricultural leadership and fortify Nigeria's food security, natnudO Foods, the food processing division of Amo Farm Sieberer Hatchery Limited, has partnered with the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) in a groundbreaking venture. This alliance witnessed natnudO Foods generously donating 1,000 broiler chicks along with feeds and medication to FUNAAB's Department of Agriculture as part of their "Natnupreneur University Programme."

The "Natnupreneur University Programme" extends beyond mere poultry raising; it aims to equip budding entrepreneurs with the expertise and acumen necessary to thrive in agribusiness. This distinctive initiative offers students a priceless opportunity to gain practical experience while enriching both their personal development and the university's resources.

Through this program, students will nurture the chicks from infancy to maturity, acquiring essential skills at every stage. From mastering ventilation techniques and biosecurity protocols to optimizing feed management and maintaining meticulous records, the curriculum encompasses all facets of broiler husbandry. Seasoned professionals such as Abodunrin Wasiu Adeyemi, Natnupreneur Operations Manager at natnudO Foods, and Alaba Yunusa, Technical Assistant to the Group Managing Director of Amo Farm Sieberer Hatchery Limited, personally mentor the 1600 participating students, imparting invaluable insights and guidance.

Ms. Omole Iyabo Morenike, Senior Account Officer at natnudO Foods, further equipped the students with essential financial skills. Budgeting, bookkeeping, and managing profit margins are the cornerstones of any successful business, and the Natnupreneur University Programme ensures students are well-equipped to navigate the financial aspect of their poultry ventures.

The program holds immense potential for the future. As Abodunrin Wasiu Adeyemi explains, "This initiative is about catching them young, training them as entrepreneurs with the fundamentals of raising broilers and selling them back, creating a ready market for their produce." These skills will empower graduates to pursue their poultry businesses, contributing to increased protein availability and economic growth in Nigeria.

While receiving the 1,000 Broiler birds, Prof. Olusola Kehinde, the Vice Chancellor of FUNAAB, commended natnudO Foods for the partnership and the school's choice for the Natnupreneur initiative, which he said would boost its agricultural potential.

He added that the knowledge of poultry farming and entrepreneurship imparted to the students will further enhance their skills and equip them for the future, after graduation.

In his remark, Professor Fafiolu Adeboye, Professor of Monogastric Nutrition and Biochemistry at FUNAAB, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership: "We are sure that this is the way to go, and the training for our students today will go a long way in sharpening their thinking and focus, to ensure they take this as a business so that their future will be secured."

This collaboration transcends simply donating chicks; it's about sowing the seeds of entrepreneurial spirit and fostering a future generation of food security champions. By investing in young minds and fostering practical learning, natnudO Foods and FUNAAB are paving the way for a brighter, more sustainable future for Nigerian agriculture.

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