Nigeria Has Enough To Address Shortages In 2018 – Minister

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The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh said on Sunday that the Federal Government had stocked enough food to address possible shortages in some states in 2018. The minister spoke at the Joint International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)/Federal Government 2nd Supervision Mission for Climate Change, Adaptation and Agribusiness Support Forum in Katsina. Ogbeh was represented at the event by his Senior Technical Adviser, Mr Auta Appeh. ‘’Some states in North East and other parts of the country will likely experience low agricultural yield in 2018 due to climate change and weather issues. adidas italia ‘’However, starvation is out of the issue, I can assure you that we have reserved enough food for them through our food security program,’’ he said. The minister advised farmers to desist from indiscriminate felling of trees to preserve the environment. Men’s clothing Ogbeh said that cutting down trees exposes soil to desertification, erosion and other effects of climate change that have negative impact on the environment. He said statistics had put the rate of desert encroachment in Nigeria at about 12 miles per annum.

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