Federal Government Begins Countrywide Dry Season Farming
Written by Idongesit Atakpa on November 10, 2023
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security has set out to support effective dry-season farming across the country.
Minister for Agriculture and Food Security, Senator Abubakar Kyari made this known in Lagos, when he undertook a tour of the Apapa Bulk Terminal Facility of Flour Mills of Nigeria PIc.
According to the Minister, who spoke in the company of his Minister of State, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, and other senior officials of the ministry, government is determined to drastically enhance output, and in turn reduce the nation’s wheat import dependency.
On his part, the Chairman of FMAN, Mr. John G. Coumantaros who was on hand to conduct the Minister on the tour, noted that the Association has initiated and executed noteworthy projects that have contributed to Nigeria’s wheat development agenda.
In this regard, the Association has provided input loans to more than seven thousand farmers and has also established funding for research and capacity development for wheat farmers.