Lack Of Farm Equipment Challenge To Beans Production

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The greatest challenge to beans production in Nigeria is the lack of tractors, Mr Kabiru Mohammed , the President of National Federation of Cowpea Farmers, Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria said.

Mohammed made the fact known in Abuja on Sunday.

He said that it was regrettable that the government does not give farm equipment directly to farmers.

“The government should create enabling environment for farmers by bringing in farm equipment, which should be given directly to the farmers and not through ministers who will leave them until they get spoiled,’’ Mohammed said.

He advised that the Federal Government should ban the importation of fertilizers into the country.

According to him, the ban on the importation of fertilizers will encourage farmers to embrace organic farming.

Mohammed said organic farming would reduce the production costs because the…

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