THE federal government has said it will continue to encourage commodity associations to unify in order to make them more sustainable and contribute meaningfully to the nation’s economic growth.
Director, Export Commodities Department, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Suleiman Audu stated this at a meeting with stakeholders in moringa value chain.
During the meeting, the Director who was represented by the Deputy Director, Commodities, Mr Kaura Irimiya, said the essence of the meeting was to work out ways of forming a sustainable national commodity association for the moringa value chain in Nigeria.
According to him, “Our entry point to the world or anywhere we are going, for that matter, is commodity associations. We have 160
different commodities that have viable export potential, including moringa, that we are developing.
“We cannot achieve much if you are not together as a group. If you are united, it would be easier for you to have access to support in terms
of funding and even exposure to trainings that would help you attain best practices in production, processing and even marketing.
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