AFAN urges FG to include non crop farmers in Agric Agenda

Agriculture goes beyond crop farming . Livestock and processing are a big deal too

Kalu Samuel's Blog

Abuja, Aug. 14, 12013 (NAN) The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) has urged the Federal Government to include non-crop farmers in the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA).

Dr Tunde Arosanyin, the National Financial Secretary of AFAN, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday.
He observed that the livestock and fishery sub-sectors were not adequately catered for under ATA.

”We have highlighted these areas and this is an issue that we raised sometimes last year and we believe that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is looking into these sub-sectors.
”Agriculture, like you know, is very vast. We have the crops section; even within the crop section we have the arable and the tree crops,” Arosanyin said.

He stated that farmers, especially in the livestock and fisheries sub-sectors, had not benefited from the Growth Enhancement Support (GES) scheme.
Arosanyin added…

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