Farmer Charges FG On Cassava Production


The Federal Govern
ment has been urged to double its efforts in boosting Cassava production.
A local cassava farmer, Mr. Riches Amadi made the call while fielding questions from pressmen at the weekend in Port Harcourt.
He said the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari should call a strategic meeting of stakeholders in the sector to know its problems and prospects.
Amadi, said it was not time to make promises about the sector, but a time to make frantic efforts and ensure that it was revamped.
He hinted that the industry was saddled with the problems of production and supply of cassava product as well as low pricing and insecurity.
According to him, the sector must be equipped with the latest tools that could encourage local production of the product.
He noted that farmers in the rural areas must get enough encouragement from the government, if there are plans to boost cassava production.
The local farmer hinted that another way to encourage cassava production was to ensure that rural areas are property linked with good road network.
He argued that poor road network was one of the factors militating against the growth of cassava production.
The Tide gathered that the Federal Government has almost concluded plans to revamp the Agricultural sector and has also planned to be exporting cassava products.
Meanwhile, Riches Amadi has appealed to cassava farmers in the state to come together as family in order to properly channel their matters to the government.