…says border closure increases food production
By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja
The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mustapha Baba Shehuri, at the weekend, disclosed that farmers will soon purchase farming equipment at 50 per cent discount.
Shehuri stated this while on a visit to Livestock House, Mando, Kaduna State, where he acknowledged commitment of farmers in the North-West zone on food production despite challenges of accessing funds, equipment, land, insecurity, market, post-harvest losses, and others.
He also assured farmers that they would not be left in the cold to face these challenges anymore as solutions will soon be provided for them to improve and impact more on food production.
He said: “The farming equipment procured by the ministry would be sold to farmers at 50 per cent discount to show government commitment, determination and good will at improving farmers’ production capacity in order to actualize the food sufficiency…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper