Farmers want FG’s intervention on agro chemicals
A group of farmers under the aegis of Favored Farmers Community Empowerment Trust, FFACET, has called on the Federal Government and well-meaning organizations to assist in subsidizing chemicals used for agricultural purposes.
National Chairman of FFACET, Pastor Tanimu Yalubu, who made the appeal in a statement issued over the weekend in Abuja, urged the government to subsidize a chemical product called animal expellant commonly used as a fence to keep animals away from farmlands.
Yakubu also tasked government on the provision of Akterra snake repellant and terminator to all farmers at an affordable cost to reduce the risk of snake bite in the farm and at home.
"The government should buy and distribute to farmers, at a subsidized rate, a product called animal expellant. This product serves as a fence which keeps animals away from farm fields. It is not harmful nor poisonous to humans or animals," they said.
While advocating the promotion and implementation of agricultural policies and programs to boost food production, the farmers called for the removal of stringent requirements in accessing agric loans and ensure that monies meant for farmers get to them as at when due.
FFACET appreciated Royal Life Key micro finance bank, Firms micro finance bank and Bicco Agro for easing their conditions for accessing loans to farmers and businessmen.