In a bid to ensure food security in Nigeria, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Rivers state Chapter has said that soft loans and supply inputs should be granted to farmers.
Chairman of the association, Roland Brown, who made this known in Port Harcourt, said that low interest rate on loan and supply of fertilizer, hybrid seedlings, could ensure food security in the nation.
Brown further said that the move would create employment opportunities and increase the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
The Chairman therefore called for the re-institution of Produce Marketing Board to ensure that products are managed to avoid wastage, adding that farmers will be discouraged from partaking in the next farming season if their produce are not sold easily.
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