The Federal Government on Sunday disclosed that it had procured agro inputs and seeds for wheat production that would increase the country’s food basket by 15,560 metric tonnes of wheat.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, who disclosed this at the National Wheat Stakeholders Workshop in Kano State, also stated that through the wheat value chain the FMARD had put in place measures to increase wheat production and reduce its import bill.
On procurements made by the ministry, Nanono said, “The ministry procured 30MT of breeder seeds which will translate to 1,650MT of foundation seeds; 50MT of foundation seeds which will also translate to 2,500MT of certified seeds…
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