Agric Sector: Farmers demand storage facilities for Yam export

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Some yam farmers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have called on the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to create storage facilities in all areas of the councils to encourage yam exportation.

Mr. Ajidala Zaka, a yam farmer in Paso village in Gwagwalada, who disclosed that yam farmers had no storage facilities to preserve their produce in the area stated that farmers are forced to sell their yams at giveaway prices whenever they notice any sign of decay in them.

The farmers appealed to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to construct yam storage facilities in the ar

ea adding that there is the need for the ministry to adopt a quality management system in order to improve the quality of yams meant for exportation.

They also stressed the need for a control system, to monitor farm produce from the seed planting stage to the crop harvesting stage before export.

They appealed to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to take up the challenge and create yam storage facilities in order to encourage yam exportation and boost production in the country.

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