Review Of Cross-Border Embargo Will Improve Maize Productivity

MANAGING Director and Chief Executive Officer, FEMPANATH Nigeria Limited, Mr Olukayode Olaitan, has said that in order improve maize production in Nigeria, government and farmers must review cross-border embargo on maize so that Nigeria can access markets within and outside Africa.

Olaitan, while delivering his address during the commemoration of the 2021 World Maize Day, noted that this would create an avenue for the use of better variety of maize seeds with high yield, disease-resistant and adaptive quality to ensure more maize are available for the market.

He stated that it would also promote mechanised maize production that will reduce human effort and ensure work is done and strengthen value chain linkages for maize-based products that will ensure maize produced are adequately stored, distributed and marketed.

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