• Nigeria needs N112bn to procure 350,000 seeds in 2016, says Ogbeh

    Nigeria needs N112bn to procure 350,000 seeds in 2016, says Ogbeh

    Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has predicted that Nigerian farm­ers may need about N112 billion to produce over 350,000 metric tons of seeds for three major grain crops, in­cluding rice, sorghum and maize in 2016.

    The Minister who stated this at a workshop organised by the National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC) in Abuja, pointed out the need for production of quality seeds.

    According to him, Nigeria also needs to develop a rapid action plan for quality seeds production, […]