Peaceful coexistence among farmers and herders will create an enabling environment for Nigeria to accelerate her food security course, and achieve it optimally.
This assessment was made at a workshop organized for farmers and herders on Thursday, by the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Taraba State.
The workshop among other things, preached peace between cultivators and pastoralists in the state, as the Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. David Kassa implored that cooperation among the food players would fast-track food production in Taraba.
Kassa revealed that the state has invested a lot of resources in bolstering agriculture, adding that a mutual coexistence was indispensable in the drive towards food security.
“Taraba as one of the major key players in food production in the country found it quite expedient to enlighten crop farmers and herders on mutual coexistence,” he said.
The agric commissioner further underscored the mandate of the state governor, Darius Ishaku, to prioritize agriculture, stating that the security and safety of the farmers are critical to the state’s quest.
“It is therefore important to organise a workshop to educate on the need for mutual understanding among farmers and herders,” Kassa added.