Ikechukwu Umeaku has been in the #business of dealing #agricultural equipment for more than 18 years. Recently, through a PIND demonstration, Umeaku was introduced to STIHL’s motorized harvester. This new equipment transformed how Umeaku sees #NigerDelta #agriculture and the palm oil value chain.
Umeaku’s engagement with PIND connected him to a network of #palmoil farmers. He has decided to sell the harvester at cost to minimize the constraints palm farmers face in #financing and adopting the #technology. Now a fervent promoter of the motorized harvester and the results it produces, Umeaku travels to palm fields to show his #customers how to use the harvester, especially those who remain skeptical of the technology. “Since we started selling we have not had any problems with customers or any complaints,” Umeaku shared. TEXMACO has now brought in machines to the value of NGN 18 million.
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