Federal Government has been called upon to provide security, affordable farm inputs like seeds, insecticides, herbicides and fertilizers to boost food production in Nigeria.
President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Kabir Ibrahim, who made the plea in Abuja, said farmers needed some level of mechanisation.
He stressed that insecurity prevented farmers from going to the farm, adding that farmers needed a sense of security alongside other requirements to enable them put in more work at the farms.
Kabir also advised that what technology incubation centres across the country were able to produce should be boosted to facilitate indigenous technologies which could be applied in agriculture.
The AFAN’s President said various farm tools and implements for tractors could be manufactured in the country via the technology incubation centres.
He also pointed out that instead of waiting to import parts of broken-down tractor; Nigeria should support and encourage local manufacturers.