Food security: FG targets 60,000 tractors to drive agric mechanisation




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By Doris Esa

Abuja – The Minister and Rural , Alhaji Muhammad Nanono, says the Federal Government is targeting about 60, 000 tractors drive its Mechanisation Programme.

Nanono disclosed this when participants Executive Course (SEC) NO. 43 (2021) the National Institute for and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru visited him in Abuja on Tuesday.

The minister said the Mechanisation Programme, would ensure and nutrition , create and boost the in line President Muhammadu Buhari’s boost .

He noted agricultural mechanisation now revolves around the world, saying this would address the challenge of feeding the Nation’s growing population and achieving sustainability.

Nanono told the participants the Federal Government was making moves increase agricultural extension workers 75,000 on various value chains for efficient and self – sufficiency.

” We hope to train 75, 000 extension workers a period of three years, the minister said.

The minister noted that there had been increases in food in spite of the challenges and COVID- 19 pandemic in the country.

He said that the Federal Government was determined to expand across the board.

Nanono disclosed that the Ministry of Agriculture had been involved in research and along the value chain addition, noting that research was very important in the agricultural sector.

Speaking earlier, the leader of the delegation, Prof. Olufumilayo Para-Mallam, the Director of Studies (NIPSS), expressed delight to be at the ministry for the interactive discourse on agricultural of the ministry.

She noted that the ministry was a key ministry critical to sustainable