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FCT Farmers Want Loans To Boost Food Production

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Some commercial farmers in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have called on the Federal Government to assist farmers with credit facilities to enable farmers to boost food production in the country.
The farmers, who spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, said adequate credit facilities would assist government to achieve its policy on food sufficiency.

Mr Zakari Sabo, a rice farmer in Gwagwalada, said the inability of farmers to access credit facilities was a setback to food production, adding that adequate funding would grow the country’s agricultural production.

“We farmers are facing preservation problems because we lose between 30 and 35 per cent of some of our farm produce arising from inadequate funds.

“When we go to banks for loans, they demand collateral that are not realistic from any ordinary farmer.

“There is need for the government to provide farmers with some incentives like soft loans that will enable us boost food production,” he said.

Sabo said that there were too many conditions for accessing credit facilities which were far from the reach of peasant farmers.

Mr Simon Luka, a cassava farmer in Kwali, said additional financing through FADAMA programmes would assist farmer clusters in FCT with comparative advantage to increase food production and productivity.

He, however, added that access to credit facilities by farmers would also provide “market infrastructure” to reduce post-harvest loses and facilitate storage and preservation techniques.

“The budget for agriculture is always low every year and is not enough to drive the country’s economy.

“Adequate credit facilities will also encourage people to venture into farming and be a lucrative business,” he said.

Alhaji Yunusa Alkali, an irrigation farmer in Kuje Area Council, called on the government to provide grants to agro-processors and crop producers to facilitate agricultural value-chain in the country.



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guardian.ng/features/agro-care/fct-farmers-want-loans-to-boost-food-production/

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Food production

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AMINU
That's a good welcome development

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Nigeria has money which one is loan again

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Food is the way

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[ @jeffinzy1: ] Some commercial farmers in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have called on the Federal Government to assist farmers with credit facilities to enable farmers to boost food production in the country.
The farmers, who spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, said adequate credit facilities would assist government to achieve its policy on food sufficiency.

Mr Zakari Sabo, a rice farmer in Gwagwalada, said the inability of farmers to access credit facilities was a setback to food production, adding that adequate funding would grow the country’s agricultural production.

“We farmers are facing preservation problems because we lose between 30 and 35 per cent of some of our farm produce arising from inadequate funds.

“When we go to banks for loans, they demand collateral that are not realistic from any ordinary farmer.

“There is need for the government to provide farmers with some incentives like soft loans that will enable us boost food production,” he said.

Sabo said that there were too many conditions for accessing credit facilities which were far from the reach of peasant farmers.

Mr Simon Luka, a cassava farmer in Kwali, said additional financing through FADAMA programmes would assist farmer clusters in FCT with comparative advantage to increase food production and productivity.

He, however, added that access to credit facilities by farmers would also provide “market infrastructure” to reduce post-harvest loses and facilitate storage and preservation techniques.

“The budget for agriculture is always low every year and is not enough to drive the country’s economy.

“Adequate credit facilities will also encourage people to venture into farming and be a lucrative business,” he said.

Alhaji Yunusa Alkali, an irrigation farmer in Kuje Area Council, called on the government to provide grants to agro-processors and crop producers to facilitate agricultural value-chain in the country.



Source:
guardian.ng/features/agro-care/fct-farmers-want-loans-to-boost-food-production/

That's good..

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olumide1
That is good but they need financial support to able to to operate effectively. I wish the best of luck

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Farmers needs financial support from government.

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Commercial farmers

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Am a muslim from tijanniyah side but i hate criticising
mechanized farming implementation

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it's a welcome idea. it will really boost the economy

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Welcome development

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They should be grant loan, it nessary in these occupation

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Amways
wawooo this is so interesting indeed

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credit facilities would assist government to achieve its policy on food sufficiency.

Mr Zakari Sabo, a rice farmer in Gwagwalada, said the inability of farmers to access credit facilities was a setback to food production, adding that adequate funding would grow the country’s agricultural production.

“We farmers are facing preservation problems because we lose between 30 and 35 per cent of some of our farm produce arising from inadequate

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we need money please

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dats a good choice

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francis
okay so good

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Its right coz money is involved in the production to boost farming activities

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[ @jeffinzy1: ] Some commercial farmers in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have called on the Federal Government to assist farmers with credit facilities to enable farmers to boost food production in the country.
The farmers, who spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, said adequate credit facilities would assist government to achieve its policy on food sufficiency.

Mr Zakari Sabo, a rice farmer in Gwagwalada, said the inability of farmers to access credit facilities was a setback to food production, adding that adequate funding would grow the country’s agricultural production.

“We farmers are facing preservation problems because we lose between 30 and 35 per cent of some of our farm produce arising from inadequate funds.

“When we go to banks for loans, they demand collateral that are not realistic from any ordinary farmer.

“There is need for the government to provide farmers with some incentives like soft loans that will enable us boost food production,” he said.

Sabo said that there were too many conditions for accessing credit facilities which were far from the reach of peasant farmers.

Mr Simon Luka, a cassava farmer in Kwali, said additional financing through FADAMA programmes would assist farmer clusters in FCT with comparative advantage to increase food production and productivity.

He, however, added that access to credit facilities by farmers would also provide “market infrastructure” to reduce post-harvest loses and facilitate storage and preservation techniques.

“The budget for agriculture is always low every year and is not enough to drive the country’s economy.

“Adequate credit facilities will also encourage people to venture into farming and be a lucrative business,” he said.

Alhaji Yunusa Alkali, an irrigation farmer in Kuje Area Council, called on the government to provide grants to agro-processors and crop producers to facilitate agricultural value-chain in the country.



Source:
guardian.ng/features/agro-care/fct-farmers-want-loans-to-boost-food-production/

food production is necessary for our survival, God help us

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It's good and the federal government should try and make it nation wild to support the farmers

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A very good thing for the nation, we're going places

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This should be done with immediate effect

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We have useless government in this country.

What is a country without farmers?

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The loan should be given to the farmers to increase food productivity

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Not only fct that needs to be be funded my own state needs it

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Agricultural loan should be encouraged and given to Farmers..

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they should get it

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“When we go to banks for loans, they demand collateral that are not realistic from any ordinary farmer.
Good one.

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D.P.U.D
Agriculture loan to farmers will boost our farm product but its should be to other states ooh not only fct

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I will be glad if FG grant their request.

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am cool and nice
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