In Response to Fulani Herdsman, Anambra Govt. Sets up Cattle Ranch
It would be recalled that irresponsible cattle grazing by Fulani herdsmen has led to clashes between the herdsmen and farmers in some parts of Nigeria. Some confrontations have led to several deaths and destruction of people’s farmlands and properties with the herdsmen being manipulated as the aggressors. The most recent case being the killings at Nimbo in Uzo-Uwani local government area of Enugu state.
Mr Mbanefo called on Ndi Anambra to invest in cattle rearing and drive innovation in the agriculture sector saying that it’s always better to start small and then grow big as the demand for beef not only in Anambra state but in neighbouring states guarantees good returns on the investment.
He advised entrepreneurs wishing to start cattle ranch business to contact the ministry as advisory services will be provided by Eagle Farms and Cattle Ranch under the guidance of the Ministry of Agriculture.