Executive Secretary, Fertilizer Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN), Gideon Negedu, has urged the federal government to provide security for farmers to enable them to go to farms.
He made the call in Abuja yesterday at the meeting of Input Suppliers, Agro-Dealers and Financial Institutions.
He said: “If we produce anything and the farmers are not there to pick it means nothing to us and the nation.”
Negedu also said FEPSAN had raised over N140bn that would enable blenders to procure raw materials for this season’s fertiliser.
He said: “We need more support so that we’ll able to buy more”.
He described adulteration as the biggest problem in the industry.
He said: “When you ask farmers to investment in fertilizer, you’re asking them to put in their trust, money for a good yield based on the fact that fertiliser will give them good harvest, but that’s always the case.”