AFAN Expresses Worry Over Rising Food Prices

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) on Monday 23rd November, 2020 called on the government to urgently assist farmers with quality seeds and other inputs.

The National President, AFAN, Arc Kabir Ibrahim described the astronomical rise in food prices as scary and daunting. According to Ibrahim, it is next to impossible to import food from anywhere else in addition to the economic recession rearing its head in Nigeria today. Some of the factors that led to the stupendous rise in food prices include the impact of insecurity, novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, flood crisis, poor attention to farmers, #EndSARS protest, fuel pump price hike, high electricity tariff, dilapidated roads, and increased taxation. “As an interim measure, the farmers must be supported with good seeds and inputs to upscale dry season farming to augment their rain-fed production”.

 

Source: Vanguardngr.com

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