All Farmers Association Blames FG Over Rising Hunger In Nigeria

Ridwan Oliyide

The All  Farmers Association of Nigeria has blamed the Federal Government over rising hunger among the people in the country .

The association complained about the negligence of the Federal Government in the upgrade of their production techniques.

The farmers mentioned that some ongoing initiatives such as the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme did not meet the expectation of boosting food production because many loan beneficiaries were not farmers.

The association stated that credit provision, distribution of farm tools, implements and fertiliser had been politicised, saying that, many rural farmers, who constitute the bulk of producers are schemed out of the scheme.

A report in 2019 from World Wealth explained that the hunger and poverty rate in Nigeria keeps increasing due to conflict, climate change and weak economy.

PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the World Economic Forum reported that China has focused on supporting 250 million smallholder farmers that produce 80 percent of the country’s food.

It was mentioned that state governments should be the main drivers of agricultural production and initiatives backed by heavy federal support.

The association further advised the government to address the high cost of feeds in the country.

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