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World Food Day: Farmers In Nasarawa Decries Absence Of Mechanized Farming Implements, Delay In Fertilizer Distribution

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Rabiu Omaku

As the world mark this year “World Food Day” Farmers in Nasarawa state has appealed to the federal government to as matter of national importance provide machinery such as tractors and other modern farming inputs to the farmers at a subsidized rate in order to boost food production in the country.

Farmers in the state said the provision of the modern farming inputs to the farmers will not only fights poverty, hunger, unemployment but it would also improve on the revenue base of the country, improve on the standard of living as well as the socio-economic development of the country.

Bulus Anzaku, a farmer in Karu called for the timely distribution of fertilizers to farmers in the state in order not only to boost food production but also to fight hunger as well as boosting the revenue base of the state and the country at large.

Stating that agriculture does not only provide food, fights poverty, hunger, unemployment but it would also improve on the revenue base of the country but also improve on the standard of living as well as the socio-economic development of the country.

Anzaku opined that early distribution of fertilizers and others farming inputs to farmers will boost food production, fight hunger and poverty in the state and the country at large.

Alhaji Abubakar Ubalabour ,The chairman of the association of Yam Sellers Association of Nigeria, New Orange Market,Mararaba chapter also appealed to the government at all level to provide farmers with modern farming inputs and to ensure timely distribution of fertilizers in order to boost food production in the country.

He said that Yam and other food production is importance to the socio-economic development of the country, adding that apart from serving as food, it also improve the revenue base of the government and individuals.

He said that Yam and other food production is importance to the socio-economic development of the country, adding that apart from serving as food, it also improve the revenue base of the government and individuals.

Ubalabour has also called for a soft loan free interest rate to the farmers in order to boost food production as well as ensuring food sufficiency in the market.

“As we are all aware that no society can live comfortably, survive without agriculture, agriculture is the major source of live hood of every family, nation and its importance can not be overemphasized to the development of any society,” he added.

He also commended Gov.Tanko Al-Makura for given top most priority to the agricultural and other sectors of the economy and called for its sustenance

Ibrahim Galadima,a farmer in Karu also lamented on how majority of the farmers in the state are peasants, calling on the state government to provide fertilizers  and other inputs at affordable price in order to reduce their plights for the overall development of the country.

“Most of us the farmers in the state are poor, we cannot afford to buy fertilizers and other farm inputs at the market price, that is why we are appealing to always government always to provide us with fertilizers and other inputs at affordable price and timely” he said.

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