Reduction of #PostHarvestLoss and Farmer education should take center stage of any form of sustainable investment in Agriculture
“This is meant to tackle the primary issues of post-harvest losses commonly suffered by smallholder farmers as well as to domesticate efficient supply chain operations where factories or aggregation hubs are closer to sources of raw material.”
Mr. Kwasari, also disclosed that three years from now, Nigeria would be food secured for the various plant and livestock-related commodities identified to be supported by the programme across the states. –
In a recent report the Daily Watch Press crew learnt the Federal Government is planning on using the €995M agric mechanisation facility to Help nigeria Attained Food Security and Diversify its Economy, as related by the Punch,
“The Federal Government says it is targeting about five million jobs for farmers through the €995m agricultural mechanisation programme
Under the initiative, facilities comprising tractors and other agricultural machinery were expected to be leased out to Nigerian farmers.
It added that this was coming under the In-kind Facility for Agricultural Mechanisation (IFAM) programme.
The in-kind facility, was designed to help Nigeria attain food security, create jobs and diversify the economy from oil.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Agriculture, Dr Andrew Kwasari, was quoted in a statement obtained on Sunday as saying the agricultural machines would come from Brazil.
“He said when the…
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