The Federal Government has disclosed plans to deploy improved seed varieties and technologies for farmers, as well as provide support for agribusinesses in the country.
The move was disclosed by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, during the presentation of technical working documents and debriefing of outcomes of socio-economic studies on three improved crop varieties by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), in Abuja.
According to him, the move was necessary to drive the government’s diversification agenda through agriculture.
Abubakar said despite the challenges faced in the agricultural industry, the Federal Government’s investments in the sector were paying off and yielding positive results.
The minister, who cited the recent achievements in the rice, millet, cassava, and yam value chain, said the government had put in place mechanisms to revitalise the existing agricultural policies to meet the needs and aspirations of Nigerians.
Furthermore, Abubakar noted that the potentials across crops, livestock, horticulture, and fisheries sub-sectors were enormous to drive the economy, saying the government would consolidate on the achievements recorded and focus on productivity, enhancement, and private sector investment.
Meanwhile, the submitted document analysed key achievements and constraints in the adoption of improved varieties of sorghum, groundnut, and pearl millet in selected agro-ecological zones in Nigeria.
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