The federal government of Nigeria through ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development set to propel Nigeria agriculture mechanisation program with 60,000 tractor
This was disclosed by the minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono while hosting participants of the Senior Executive Course NO 43(2021) of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Plateau State.
He said the programme was established to reduce food insecurity and to drive the paradigm shift from subsistence farming to commercial agro-industrial farming
He added that the aim is not only to procure tractor but also to made agricultural processing plants, fertiliser production, among others available in large quantities
“This would address the challenge of feeding the nation’s growing population and achieving food sustainability, create jobs for teeming Nigerian youths and boost the economy,” Nanono said.
Meanwhile, In a statement issued in Abuja by his ministry’s Chief Information Officer, Ezeaja Ikemefuna, the minister explained that mechanisation would enhance local technologies evolution with over 600 private sector driven service centres, tractors, farming implements, storage and IT facilities.