Nigerian Farmers and stakeholders in the agro-sector have warned that the country is in danger of food shortage as the COVID-19 pandemic hits hard on farmers and the agricultural sector, while stimulus and palliatives to cushion the effects from government remains grossly inadequate.
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The Food and Agriculture Organisation Representative in Nigeria, Suffyan Koroma, disclosed this while inaugurating distribution of planting materials for dry season farming at a farm centre, in Maiduguri.
Abdullahi made this known on Tuesday in Abuja at the Second Conference of the “Feed the future Nigeria agricultural policy” project organised by International Food Policy Research Institute.
He was quoted as having said: “Let us focus on agriculture because we are not only fighting Boko Haram and insecurity but we already have food insecurity and when you have food to eat a large part of the problem is solved. It is not everybody that will buy blocks to build house, but everyone of us must eat, even if it once a day