Agriculturist tasks government on security to tackle soaring food prices
An Ibadan-based farmer, Chief Gbenga Eyiolawi has called on government to tackle all forms of insecurity bedeviling the country to boost farm produce and curb escalating prices of food items.
Eyiolawi, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Titan Farms, made the call while featuring on the Oluyole FM radio programme, Breakfast Fiesta, in Ibadan, Oyo State.
He lamented that cattle rustling, banditry; herders/farmers conflicts affecting farming and related businesses had affected food availability and affordability.
Eyiolawi also advised government to create a department or agency that will bridge the gap between farmers and food produce traders. The Titan Farms owner pointed out that Nigerian farmers have the capacity to produce enough food for local consumption and for exports.
He, however, explained that the wide gap between farmers and traders in terms of transportation from farms to markets are making the farm produce unaffordable by the masses. The farmer urged government to put in place system that will address this challenge and bring down the food prices in the country.
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