FG urges farmers to adopt orange-fleshed sweet potato

FG urges farmers to adopt orange-fleshed sweet potato

The Federal Government of Nigeria has admonished potato farmers in the country to adopt planting of orange-fleshed sweet potato to in a bid promote healthy living among citizens.

FG through the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development made the call during the southwest potato farmers stakeholder meeting held at GMT hall, Osogbo, Osun state to sensitise them on the potato value chain.

Addressing the gathering, the Director, Federal Department of Agriculture, Hajia Karima Babangida, explained that considering the benefits of Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato, the Ministry resolved to explore the opportunities to further achieve food nutrition and security.

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“The primary objective of convening this stakeholder workshop is to create a forum for the stakeholders/major actors in the Potato Value Chain to put forward the realization of the fullest potentials lurked up in Potato Production, Processing, utilization and Marketing.

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