Cargill Kenya Limited (CKL), part of Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain (CASC) Enterprise conducts training workshops aiming to create and increase awareness on issues such as farm management, live-stock productivity and well-being as the key subject of discussion for poultry and dairy farmers.
Recently, the Mombasa business which also deals in grain origination, trading in wheat, maize, barley, soybean meal, tea sourcing, handling and related services at the end of February conducted educational seminars in Nairobi on animal nutrition, health and management to enhance their feed mills and farms.
According to Joyce Kibiru, Cargill’s Sales Manager Eastern Africa, the information garnered there should see that the farmers are able to increase their farm produce through well thought out appropriate practices recommended for animals.
“We look at how animal feed, additives and management techniques can be holistically used to increase farm and animal productivity and improve an animal’s overall well-being – which is ultimately linked to sustainable feed and farming practices.”
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Among the many purposes of the seminar, a more intentional one was to create awareness by educating feed millers and farmers through a holistic approach to improve their feed mills and farms.
Educating the farmers on how they could enhance safety in their feed mills, the importance of a healthy gut in poultry and ruminants to maximize performance.
The farmers were able to raise a number of challenges that they face and Cargill was open to providing reasonable solutions so as to their improve safety and how to help customers with various issues.
“Our team of experts provided helpful practices and nutritional solutions that help our customers advance in the areas of well-being and performance so that their livestock thrive. This sustainable approach in turn helps grow their operations in the context of agriculture being key to the economy.” Said Samantha Govender, Regional Director of Cargill Premix and Nutrition, Sub Saharan Africa.
The seminar was attended by top experts from Cargill who engaged the farmers and opened their eyes to more and better ways in which they can increase their produce and scale up their farming businesses.
The experts also addressed some of the challenges the farmers face and raised meaningful solutions.
Cargill’s animal nutrition business, which has been in operation in Kenya since 2015, works in close collaboration with Cargill’s grain and oil seeds business.