Agricultural professional Chief Agbekoya Kamorudeen Okikiola has warned that meals costs will enhance drastically in 2021 if the Federal Authorities doesn’t cease these killing the farmers and destroying their farms.
Chief Agbekoya Kamorudeen Okikiola made the remarks in the course of the appointment of Agbekoya Worldwide Ambassador, patrons and chiefs held on the Division of Agriculture Corridor, Federal Faculty of Agriculture Moor Plantation, Apata.
In keeping with Chief Agbekoya Kamorudeen Okikiola, fears of additional assaults, killings by alleged Fulani herdsmen, will discourage farmers from persevering with to domesticate, which in flip will result in extra meals shortage. There’s a extreme scarcity of meals within the nation and it will additional result in increased shopper costs within the nation.
Chief Agbekoya Kamorudeen Okikiola additionally known as on the Federal Authorities to expedite the eradication of cattle rustlers by offering ample safety, particularly to farmers throughout the nation.
Chief Agbekoya Kamorudeen Okikiola additionally known as on the Federal Authorities to help the nation’s farmers by offering them with agricultural inputs to develop their companies, noting the necessity to develop new methods. fashionable in lending to the nation’s moms, particularly smallholder farmers.
Chief Agbekoya Kamorudeen Okikiola additionally lamented that many farmers haven’t benefited from the agricultural loans supplied by the Federal Authorities, declaring that more often than not the loans get diverted.
Talking, One of many newly put in grand patron, President Alliance of Yoruba Youths Council Worldwide (AYYCW), Dr. Akande Kazeem emphasised the necessity for contemporary farming methods and tools, particularly to fulfill the demand for meals within the nation.
Dr. Akande Kazeem stated using fashionable farming tools would go a good distance in reviving agriculture within the nation and rising the revenue of the nation’s farmers.
In keeping with Dr. Akande Kazeem, using this technique will even scale back the challenges dealing with the nation’s agricultural sector and supply a greater course for the sector.