Field demonstration of the National Institute for Palm Oil Technology (NIFOR) equipment for improved oil palm processing in Eziorsu, Imo State. PIND led 19 palm oil farmers and processors from Eziorsu Farming Association, a farming cluster based in Imo State with 109 palm oil farmers and processors, on an excursion to the NIFOR to show them the Institute’s locally-manufactured technologies created to enhance palm oil extraction among small-scale palm oil production. #PINDFoundation#NigerDelta#NigerDeltaDevelopment#PalmOilProcessing#PalmOilValueChain
We were given an award at the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) public presentation on the RSPO National Interpretation to Nigerian public and private sector stakeholders; an event organized by the Nigeria National Interpretation Working Group (NNIWG) at Protea Hotel in Benin City, Edo State, on April 24, 2018. This award was given in recognition of our contributions to establishing the RSPO National Interpretation in Nigeria and our work in the palm oil sector in the Niger Delta.
Mr. Oboh Ifeanyi using the Mechanical Adjustable Harvester to harvest fresh fruit bunches of oil palm. He began to use this device after participating in PIND's training on appropriate technologies for improved yield in the palm oil sector. PIND continues to train oil palm farmers in the Niger Delta in adopting appropriate technology for better quality and quantity of their yield.
PIND's Market Development Officer for the Palm Oil Value Chain Project, Blessing Allen-Adebayo, and Value Chain Appropriate Technology Programme Coordinator, Nabeel Adeyemi, at our palm oil stakeholders forum where we shared the results of adopting improved harvesting technology in the sector. #PINDFoundation#NigerDeltadevelopment#PalmOilValueChain
Participants at the PIND facilitated forum for Palm Oil Stakeholders.
On September 19, 2017, Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) in partnership with the National Institute for Oil Palm Research (NIFOR) organized a forum for palm oil stakeholders to share the results of adopting improved harvesting technology, and link oil palm farmers, harvesters & processors to finance for adopting harvesting technologies.
Do you know climbing trees is not a very safe method of harvesting fresh oil palm fruit bunches? With appropriate technologies like the Mechanical Adjustable Harvester and Malaysian Knife, harvesting oil palm fruit bunches is so much easier.
Learn how these technologies work here. http://pindfoundation.org/project/palm-oil-value-chain-project/
@Regrann from @pindfoundation - #PINDPhotooftheDay Our Executive Director, Dr. Dara Akala speaking at the Solidaridad West Africa Workshop on 'Harnessing the Potentials of Nigeria's Oil Palm Sector: Benefiting from the Lessons and Results of the Sustainable West Palm Oil Programme (SWAPP)'. Dr. Dara spoke about PIND's work with #PalmOilValueChain in the Niger Delta and urged the continuance of some form of the SWAPP project in Nigeria.
SWAPP is a four-year programme funded by the Dutch and is implemented in #Ghana, #Nigeria and #IvoryCoast with focus on increasing the productivity and profitability of #Small to #Medium#Scale#Enterprises in the Palm Oil Sector. The workshop was a close-out workshop for the Solidaridad SWAPP project and an opportunity to disseminate what they had done in the #PalmOil sector. The event happened at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
One of our core project areas is Economic Development. Under this project, we have the #Aquaculture, #Cassava and #PalmOil Value Chains, the Business Linkages Initiatives and the Appropriate Technology Enabled Development (ATED) project.
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