Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, warned yesterday, that Nigerians were at the risk of starving to death by 2050 if nothing is done to ensure all-year-round farming.
Ogbeh, who made this disclosure, when he defended the......
2016 budget proposal of his ministry before the joint Committee on Agriculture, said the present mode of farming in Nigeris is incapable of sustaining increasing population in the country.
He said there is an urgent need for all stakeholders in the agricultural sector to work towards improving mechanised farming and irrigation in order to ensure all-year-round farming that will avert the problem.
Ogbeh also said the current crisis between herdsmen and rural farmers is a major setback for the agricultural sector in the country. He maintained that as part of its effort to tackle the problem, the ministry would develop paddocks to grow grasses and also develop boreholes and dams for cattle rearing across the hinterlands.
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