Agro Groups Seek Growth Of Vegetable Sector





By Mercy Omoike


Horti Nigeria and EnGRAIS project have begun a two-day workshop for development of vegetable crops Agricultural Input Packages (AIPs) to facilitate growth of sustainable and inclusive vegetable sector.


Mr Mohammed Salasi, Programme Director, Horti Nigeria, said in Lagos on Monday that the vegetable sector was under utilised with a deficit supply gap of about 13 million metric tonnes into the country.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Horti Nigeria is a four-year Netherlands funded vegetable programme.


While the Fertiliser and Seed Recommendations Map for West Africa (FeSeRWAM) is an e-platform funded by United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) “Feed the Future Enhancing Growth through Regional Agricultural Input Systems” (EnGRAIS) Project.


The workshop is co- funded by Horti Nigeria and EnGRAIS project of the USAID to project vegetable AIPs and the sector’s growth.


According to Salasi, there…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria