Food Security: FG moves to build capacity of Irish-potato farmers in Cross River

As food prices continue to soar high across various markets in the country, the Federal Government, yesterday, moved to build the capacity of Irish-potato farmers in Cross River State.

This was made known by the Director, Federal Department of Agriculture, FDA, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, FMARD, Karima Babangida, who was represented by the State Director, FMARD, Calabar, Cross-River State, Iwara Edet, following the commencement a 5-day training on Farmers Business School, FBS, for Irish-potato farmers from May 3-7, 2021, in Obudu Local Government Area of the State.

Explaining the essence of the training Babangida said it is in the pursuit of food security and nutrition for the country, and expressed hope that if the capacity building is achieved the narratives about farming as a culture will change to farming as a business. She said: “It is in the regards that Federal Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with German International Corporation (GIZ) has been a strong advocate for this paradigm shift in our agriculture. “Further to the foregoing, it’s a known fact that Irish potato is a premium cash crop sort after by many here in the country and other West African countries.

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