CBN moves to rescue wheat farmers from seeds inadequacy challenge


IN a bid to reduce the challenges being faced by wheat farmers in the country as a result of inadequate seeds, a major factor militating against sufficient wheat production, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has facilitated the importation of about 13,000 metric tonnes of improved and heat-tolerant wheat seeds, which are undergoing multiplication process in Jos, Plateau State and other locations spread across the country.

Major stakeholders in the Nigerian wheat value chain have repeatedly experienced production impediments, including poor quality of inputs and inadequate infrastructure.

The country produces less than five per cent of the yearly needs, putting pressure of foreign exchange…

Source: Nigerian Tribune

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