West African countries like Nigeria have the necessary resources including fertile land, favourable monsoons and people to be able to achieve total self sufficiency in rice and other staple products. However, a majority of such requirements are imported, utilizing valuable foreign exchange exposing the countries to the vagaries of international commodity pricing.

Ellon-Drill has established world-class rice mills at strategic locations, to promote milling locally. The company works with the farming community and encourages them to use the most recent technologies and practices in farming for increased local production of paddy and other agric based products and thus fosters food sufficiency.