Adequate security, farm inputs solution to food crisis

Some agriculture experts in the South – East have recommended provision of adequate security and inputs for farmers in order to avert impending food crisis in the country.

The stakeholders made the recommendations while responding to a survey on solutions to the impending food crisis predicted by experts in the country.

The Chairman, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) Enugu State chapter, Mr Romanus Eze urged the Federal Government to provide security for farmers to avoid incessant kidnapping, rape and killing.

Eze also urged governments at all levels to provide inputs, equipment and soft loans or grants to farmers to encourage them to go back to farms.

He added that without adequate security and provision of necessary inputs, the country would be fully faced with food crisis.

“Nigeria is not well prepared to secure her citizens from food crises.

“The climate change that affected the country in 2020 could have taught the players in the agricultural sector lesson in preparing ahead in 2021 farming season to prevent food crisis,” Eze said.


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