From Rashidat AbdulRahman, Minna
Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has stated the need to provide insurance scheme for farmers.
The governor disclosed this when he received the Niger state sector-specific investment incentives’ policy presentation by the Chief of Party and Managing Director, Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity, Dominic Graham at the Government House, Minna.
Governor Bello explained that the level of damage on crops and shortage at the end of production affect farmers, leaving most in total loss of their farm products.
He also advised the need for an end to end policy, toward moving to a new agricultural technique to support farmers.
Meanwhile, Governor Bello says government will set up an implementation committee on the policy.
Chief of Party and Managing Director Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity, Dominic Graham, during his presentation said the policy was developed at the instance of the Niger state Ministry of Investment, in order to promote greater and more inclusive growth, towards strengthening business environment reforms, to raise private sector productivity and competitiveness.
He said the USAID focus states are Benue, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Kaduna, Kebbi and Niger with five target value chains like rice, maize, soybeans, cowpea, and aquaculture.