AFAN urges govt to provide adequate fertiliser for 2018 dry season farming

By Ibrahim G. Ahmad
Gusau – The All farmer Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in Zamfara have appealed to the state government to provide adequate fertiliser to enable farmers scale up production in the 2018 farming season.

Alhaji Saidu Tanko, Secretary of AFAN, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau on Saturday.

Tanko said government needs to support farmers to access adequate fertilisers, improved seeds and facilities for the dry season farming.

He said during the 2017 farming season, farmers experienced shortage of fertilizers and farm input.

Tanko appealed  to the Federal Government to reintroduce the phone method of sharing fertilisers to farmers through the GSM service.

He said the GSM fertiliser distribution system was the most effective method which ensures that fertilizer and other farm inputs are made available to farmers in good time.

Tanko also called on the federal and state governments to ensure steady and adequate supply of  herbicides and insecticides in order to enhance food production. (NAN)