Federal Government Reveals Plans to Solve Food Problems in Nigeria

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The Federal Government has announced its plan to produce 31 million metric tonnes of grains in 2024 to address the pressing issue of food security and combat inflation.

The Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Security, Aliyu Abdullahi, revealed this plan during the opening session of the 6th edition of Seed Connect Conference and Exhibition on Wednesday.

 

According to him, the government is committed to providing over 300,000 metric tonnes of seeds to farmers across the country.

“Nigeria’s seed requirement for five major crops – Rice, Maize, Wheat, Soybeans, and Sorghum – in 2024 is estimated at 312,555.69 metric tonnes,” Abdullahi stated. “This is expected to yield almost 31 million metric tonnes of grains.”

He added, “The Ministry has outlined a series of critical pathways to solve the food security challenges. These pathways are streamlined into short-term, intermediate and long-term actions.

“One immediate priority is the certification of available planting material for some food security crops in the dry season farming of 2023/2024 which we flagged off in Jigawa State last Saturday, 25 November 2023.”

 

 

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