Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Chief Audu Ogbeh has praised rural farmers, saying they feed the population and play a prominent role in food security. He spoke at Otukpo in Benue State, during the distribution of improved cassava stems to farmers.
At the event, held in the palace of the Ochi Idoma, Ogbeh noted that rural farmers had helped to forestall food insecurity and crisis, and, therefore, deserved government’s support.
The programme was implemented by the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) Nigeria, a World Bank-funded programme, under the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD). Read more