The FG €995m Agric MECHANISATION Facility To Help Nigeria Attained Food Security And Diversify Economy

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. –

DAILY WATCH PRESS

Alh. SSabo Muh’d Nanono, Nigerian Minister of Agriculture

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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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I am now the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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