Oil palm farmers task new Minister of Agric, Abubakar on cash crops’ value chain devt


Oil Palm

By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja

Following change in leadership in the agricultural sector, oil palm farms under the auspices of National Palm Produce Association of Nigeria, NPPAN, Wednesday, tasked the new Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, on focusing and developing cash crops along various value chains.

This was contained in a statement with subject, ‘Agenda for the new Agriculture Minister’ and signed by the National President, NPPAN, Amb. Alphonsus Enang, where the farmers called for new direction by the Abubakar-led agricultural sector to ensure cash crops including oil palm, cocoa, cashew nuts, rubber, coconut, tea and coffee are given the desired attention to really diversify the economy and generate huge foreign exchange for the country based on the viability, capability and profitability of these commodities.

The statement reads in part, “The Honorable Minister should focus his energy in the development of a more sustainable…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper