- Establishment of large and small scale farms.
- Training on modern agricultural crop/livestock production and management.
- Provide information necessary to setup and improve farms.
- Identify and recommend markets for farm produce.
- Over 50,000 bundles of improved cassava stems distributed to about 2000 members of the Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (Rivers & Bayelsa States).
- Over 25,000 seed yams distributed to members of the Yam Growers Association of Nigeria (Rivers State Chapter).
- 220,000 pineapple suckers distributed to members of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN ) Rivers State Chapter.
- 50,000 fish fingerlings distributed to members of the Fish Farmers Association of Nigeria (Rivers & Bayelsa States).
- Distribution of over 1,500 kg of vegetable seeds to vegetable farmers in selected communities in Rivers State.
Food for All International (FFAI) has organized a one day workshop each for the operators of the Fruit and vegetable market Kaduna street Port Harcourt on the 25th of June 2009 and Kibangh market Barako, Gokana local Government area of Rivers State on the 27th of August 2009 , with several storage items donated to the sellers union.
The workshop which was held in collaboration with the Nigeria stored product and research institute (NSPRI) was meant to create awareness on how to preserve and store perishable goods like fruits, vegetable and fish. This is as a result of the huge losses which the operators have experienced over the years because of ignorance.
The participants were not only happy, exited and joyous but urged FFAI to sustain the training as it will help create the necessary awareness on how to handle such high profile perishable commodities like fruits vegetables and fish.
The major objective of this workshop is to create awareness and enlightenment among the market operators so as to avert the huge losses associated with ignorance. it is also our belief that with this training the market operators will no longer experience losses on their commodities again, Besides FFAI also thought them how to source for the preservation materials, How to use them and how to optimize such efforts. Above all this training workshop was organized free.
This Type of workshop for market operators shall be organized on a quarterly basis. The participants were charged to make adequate use of the knowledge so gained and the preservation equipments donated. Some of the materials donated include preservation basket and driers.
In their response the chairman of the fruit and garden market operator union Chief Maxwell Jar thank the organizers of the workshop and enjoined to continue to sustain it as the benefit cannot be over emphasized. On the other hand the chairman of the Kibangh market Barako, Gokana L.G.A. was full of praise for FFAI for the initiative and also asks them to continue to organize such workshops.