Farmers Urge Govt. Agencies to Improve on Storage Facilities

Farmers have urged relevant agriculture agencies to improve on the nation's produce storage facilities to achieve the Federal Government's objectives of boosting food production.

The farmers were reacting to the inauguration of the Presidential Committee/Task Force on Rice and Wheat to facilitate its programme on self-sufficiency in food production.

Marcel Eleri, Chairman of Association of Registered Farmers in Afikpo North LGA (AFAN) told News Agency of Nigeria that the government's initiative to boost the production of rice and wheat across the country was instructive.

"The Federal Government should collaborate with the Ebonyi Government to rehabilitate the Silos at Ezillo, Ishiellu LGA of the state for improved grain and other seedlings preservation,’’ he said.

Also a member of AFAN, Bayelsa chapter, who spoke on condition of anonymity, decried the abandonment of the Bayelsa silos project.
 
The AFAN member said that there was no doubt about the importance of food preservation to boost food security.
 
He urged the state and federal government to step up plans to complete the ongoing silos centre for agriculturalists in the state.

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