The National Coordinator, Zero Hunger Nigeria Commodity Association, Dr. Tunde Arosanyin has urged the government to trade and store farm produce from farmers, In line with the nation’s attempt to reduce the scourge of post-harvest losses.
Arosanyin made this call in Abuja where he emphasized the need for investment saying its to minimise post-harvest losses and encourage the farmers.
He further explained that excess essential commodities like rice, maize, millet, beans, sorghum, cowpea among others should be dabbed and put in silos to be sold during scarcity.
‘‘If Government fails to do this, it means the farmers would be exposed to sell directly to people that are coming from Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Benin Republic and other neighbouring countries. Though, we have been supporting them (neighbouring countries) over the years; but it should be regulated so that we do not sell all our produce and then starve as a nation’’. He said.