Printed 1 September 2021
Stakeholders within the Nigeria agricultural food subsector, bask in decried the rejection of within the community produced food plants exported to Western nations.
The stakeholders lamented the world for the interval of the birth of agrochemical Security Ambassadors in Yola, the Adamawa Order capital, an initiative of Feed the Future Nigeria Rural Resilience Process, jointly implemented by Mercy Corps and Attach the Younger other folks.
Stakeholders who are mostly farmers lamented their assemble for export had been rejected since the assemble contained excessive residues of agrochemical substances.
Here is legal as the Adamawa Order Commissioner for Agriculture and Cattle Vogue, Daware Iya-Umar, also lamented that within the community produced food plants for export win barred from European markets because agrochemical residues coming up from imperfect spend or utility of agrochemicals.
He mentioned, ” Most of our items had been returned while exporting, per the truth that they could possibly possibly no longer pass the check of quality alter. That quality alter might perchance possibly perchance entail, the chemical boom in our products attributable to lack of passable data on the utility of agrochemicals.”
Varied stakeholders at the side of agricultural extension agents, agrochemical dealers who spoke through their representatives, all blamed the mistaken spend and utility of agrochemicals for making it subtle for Nigerian food assemble to pass requirements assign for food safety.
Raymond Abogonye, performing deputy chief of occasion, Feed the Future Initiative, the US authorities’s global starvation and food security initiative, mentioned the United Order authorities is extraordinarily fervent with safety of the food we expend to boot to who assemble the food for, as motive within the abet of the birth of agro-safety ambassadors.
He famend that the US and it’s European allies bask in food safety requirements which might perchance possibly perchance peaceable be adhered to from sever manufacturing as much as storage but which had yet to seen by most farmers, in particular of their utility and spend of agrochemicals.
He mentioned, agro-safety ambassadors which is the first stage of awareness in addressing the whisper, within the pilot design, is expected to achieve 500,000 farmers within the four states of Adamawa, Gombe, Borno and Yobe, the build the suppose is being implemented within the North East.
“Since we are in a position to’t attain each person we must make spend of the facilitative market technique to encompass other folks that promote the chemicals themselves as those preaching the message of awareness to the farmers.
With over 1,000 agrochemical dealers on our register recruited for the campaign and each focusing on 50 farmers on the protection spend and utility of agrochemicals,” he added.