Nigeria to begin mechanised farming in 632 LGAs
London, Feb. 10, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Nigeria is in the process of launching a massive agricultural revolution that would ensure agricultural mechanisation programme in all its 632 Local Government Areas in the country. , has stated that the ministry
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Nanono who announced this when he received the Governor of Benue State, Dr Samuel Ortom, in his office in Abuja said policy would ensure that Nigeria achieved food security, job creation and economic growth.
Nanono explained that the initiative was expected to involve a full technology transfer that would cover all stages, from agricultural production to industrial processing and marketing.
The minister told the governor that each of the participating local government would be fully equipped with administration and information technology workshop.
According to a report from FAO, mechanised farming and appropriate mechanisation strategies have a large role to play in improving agriculture productivity, particularly in Africa, in order to feed the growing world population