The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has urged agricultural processors and farmers in Kano State to improve the standards of their commodities.
The Director-General of SON, Malam Farouk Salim, made the call during a sensitisation programme organised for agricultural processors and farmers on Thursday in Kano.
The programme was organised by SON in collaboration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Salim said Nigeria was still lagging behind despite being rich in agriculture, with arable land put at 34 million hectares, which represents 33 per cent of the country’s land mass.
“Commodity trading in Nigeria began in 1947 and the first Commodity Exchange (NCX) was established in 2001 which is still thriving under the purview of SEC with several private ones being established.