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The Executive Director of El- kanis & Partners Moses Akpan, made this known in Uyo, last Thursday 2nd May, on the occasion of the 2019 World Palm Oil Day Celebration in Akwa Ibom State.

 Akpan, who has over 30 years experience in the field of agriculture and development, said if technology is adopted in oil palm farming & palm oil production in the country, Nigeria oil palm farmers can steer up prices in the international market and make more profit from oil palm production.  

‘’I want to encourage our farmers to embrace the modern way of doing oil palm business and I also advise the participants at this event to bring to fore technology in palm oil production.  By technology I mean for us to have international market that will steer up our prices so that we can make more profit, you need to keep records and keep track of all that you do, from your farm  clearing, source of input like oil palm seedlings, planting method, your ways of crop maintenance to the point of harvesting,   processing chain,  packaging and storage for market. With this, buyers in the  international market will want to patronize us.  But  but when  they look for this record and details and they are not there, they will reject your product,’’ he said.

 Moses Akpan, added that this can be made possible through collaboration of farmers with experts in Agric Digital Technology like El-kanis & Partners, Josult Oil and others.

In his opening speech, the Chief Executive Officer of Josult Oil said the world Oil Palm Day which was organized by Josult Consult to celebrate and promote Nigerian Oil Palm business was made possible through collaboration with market development in the Niger Delta, El-kanis & partners among others.

 Delivering  a lecture on the occasion, Prof. Bassey Ndon, from the department of Crop Science, University of Uyo,  called for  an increase in investment in the Oil Palm sector through collaboration between farmers and  government at both federal and state level.

Prof. Ndon,  identified motivation, political will, increase in investment, nursery and field management, market strategy as some of the accepted remedies in surmounting challenges that are capable of hindering efficiency and quality delivery of Palm oil industries.

The 2019 World Palm Oil Day Celebration organized by Josult Oil in collaboration with El-kanis & Partners had as its theme: 'Our Heritage' and climaxed with the presentation of awards to some hard-working farmers in the state as was performed by Mr. Joshua Joseph, the CEO of Josult Oil.

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