The Federal Government of Nigeria has scolded potato ranchers in the nation to embrace planting of orange-fleshed yam to in a bid advance solid living among residents.
FG through the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development settled on the decision during the southwest potato ranchers partner meeting held at GMT corridor, Osogbo, Osun state to sharpen them on the potato esteem chain.
Tending to the social occasion, the Director, Federal Department of Agriculture, Hajia Karima Babangida, clarified that considering the advantages of Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato, the Ministry made plans to investigate the chances to additionally accomplish food nourishment and security.
“The essential goal of meeting this partner workshop is to make a discussion for the partners/significant entertainers in the Potato Value Chain to advance the acknowledgment of the fullest possibilities prowled up in Potato Production, Processing, usage and Marketing.
The service has recognized difficulties in Potato Value Chain; directly from the seed framework conventions to the promoting of the produce, encouraging all partners to help out the public authority to guarantee orange-fleshed yam get a lift in the Agric area.
The Federal Government has set out to guarantee the nation doesn’t encounter any food deficiency emergencies emerging from the drop out of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country’s monetary exercises, and farming comprehensive in 2020. Particularly among the smallholder’s ranchers, processors and other Value Chain Actors”, she said.
The Osun State Director of Rural Development in the Ministry, Engr. Sunday Atoyebi clarified that beside the abundance possibilities of handling OFSP into different dessert shops, for example, Chin-jawline, juice, rolls, cake, flour, bread among others.
“Its medical advantages can not be overemphasized as it is known to have sufficient healthy benefits to supply the nutrient A prerequisite for kids between the ages of a half year to 5 years, support pregnant and lactating moms and furthermore help the resistant arrangement of the older.”