Potato Farmers Association of Nigeria approved a like-mindedness some Establishments in the Potato Value Chain to foster Production
By Abdul Rahman Bangura–
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone- The National President of the Potato Farmers Association of Nigerian (POFAN), Daniel Okafor, asserted this development in a talk with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday July 12th, 2021 in Minna.
“We have signed agreements with some firms to boost potato production in Nigeria to meet local and foreign demands,’’ Okafor mumbled.
He told that 280,000 registered growers in the Nigeria were into the cultivation and processing of potatoes. He expanded that, a lot of planters were into the cultivation of the product because of its financial and health potency.
“Potato flour can be use to bake cake, bread and biscuits. Potato can also be use to make juice, puree, and chips, while the peels can be used to make animal feeds,’’ he announced.
The POFAN president declared that potato and its leaves could be eaten raw and use to make tea and salad, amplifying that, it comprises of high-level vitamin `A’ that enables to build thelpsmmune system.
He implored to the Federal Government to strengthen actions in grasping the current security challenges to enable growers to go to their farms.
“Our farmers cannot go to their farms because bandits and kidnappers are occupying forests across the country. No farmer has the capacity to dare them except government because they kill, rape, kidnap farmers and seize farm produce,” he asserted.
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent
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