Fed Govt eyes 60,000 tractors to drive agric mechanisation




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is targeting about 60, 000 tractors to drive the Agricultural Mechanisation Programme.

This, it said, would ensure a paradigm shift from subsistence practice to commercial agro-industrial farming for food production, procurement agricultural processing plants, fertiliser production, enhance value chains, among others.

The Minister and Development, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono, made this known a by the Ministry’s Chief Officer, Ezeaja Ikemefuna.

“The Programme would ensure a paradigm shift from subsistence practice to commercial agro-industrial farming for food production, procurement agricultural processing plants, fertiliser production, enhance value chains, among others.”

Nanono noted that mechanisation would enhance local technologies evolution with 600 private sector driven centers, equipped with tractors, farming implements, storage and IT Facilities.

Noting that agricultural mechanisation revolves around the world, it would address the challenge of feeding the growing and achieving food , create jobs for teeming and boost the economy.


“This would address the challenge of feeding the nation’s growing and achieving food , create jobs for teeming and boost the economy”, he said.

He further informed of the ministry’s plans to increase agricultural Extension Workers to 75,000 on various value chains for efficient food production and self – sufficiency.

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