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Groundnut farmers seek FG support on inputs to boost production in Bauchi 

Groundnut farmers seek FG support on inputs to boost production in Bauchi 

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Groundnut farmers seek FG support on inputs to boost production in Bauchi 

Story from Ahmed AHMED

Groundnut farmers in Bauchi state have called on the Federal Government to support them with farm inputs to boost groundnut production in the state.

They made the call during the distribution of 100 liters of cypermethrin insecticides to groundnut farmers by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Definitely (FMARD) on Thursday in Bauchi.

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They identify lack of enough Land size, improved varieties and the unavailability of groundnut seeds, insecticides ,pests and capital are the constraints of groundnut production.

Malam Mohammmed Ibrahim the Chairman  National Groundnut Producers, Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria, (NGPPMAN) said the groundnut farmers have constraints in groundnut production.

He appealed to the  Federal Government to groundnut value chain among the CBN adopted anchor borrowers for intervention to improve growing capacity of farmers in the state.

He stressed that  Nigeria can earn significant revenue in groundnut oil if accorded priority attention to groundnut production.

Another groundnut farmer, Mr Eric Maigida said the Federal Government should support farmers with inputs and educate them on mechanised farming.

Groundnut farmers need to be updated at intervals that would encourage and enhance their productivity and capacity.

Maigida Commended the Federal Government for building their capacity, “I learned a lot from the training and I  will really put the knowledge into practice,” he said.

Mrs Salamatu Mohammmed, said the knowledge acquired today would go a long way in improving groundnut processing and production.

“I learned how to use fertilizer, and the type of soil to grow crops as well as the use of insecticides in the farms,” She said.

Hajia Zainab Fika, Assistant Director with FMARD as well as the  desk officer for groundnut value chain said the policy plan to address the challenges bedeviling the subsect and constraints of groundnut farming in the country.

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“The Ministry distributed 100 liters of cypermethrin insecticides to the farmers to support  crop growing in their farms.

“The training is very important at this point in time when Nigeria’s groundnut is suffering outright rejection from the foreign market.

Fika urged the farmers to judiciously make good use of the knowledge acquire to boost groundnut production.

Groundnut farmers seek FG support on inputs to boost production in Bauchi 

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