The Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR) has said that Nigeria spends $646 million (N268 billion) yearly on the purchase of chemicals to spray farms.
It advocated the integration of more farming technology to boost Nigeria’s agriculture and also decried the high cost of farming chemicals in the country,
The Executive Director of the Institute, Prof. Mohammed Ishiyaku, who stated this in Abuja, said the TELA maize varieties when adopted by just 10 per cent of Nigerian farmers will give additional cost benefit of N58 billion yearly to the country because of the yield advantage of 19 per cent compared with conventional maize varieties currently grown by farmers…
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