Adamawa State branch of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, has expressed fear that there was possibility of poor harvest in 2015 farming season in the state.
State chairman of the association, Mr. Venantus Jiddere raised the alarm in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Yola.
Jiddere posited that lack of fertilisers and other agricultural supplements which the government failed to provide to the farmers had been the major cause.
“The 2015/2016 agricultural season come with its peculiar problem due to change of government.
“The scenario brought complete lack of fertilisers because the outgoing government did not leave behind fertilizer to the incoming government.
“Our farmers have testified to this deficiency of nutrients hence the poor crop quality and possibility of poor harvest being expected this year,” Jiddere lamented.
The chairman confirmed that from a reliable source, government had bought a significant tonnes of fertiliser which had begun arriving into the state.
He, however, advised the state government to hasten the distribution of the commodity appropriately.
“The dry season farming begins in October and there should be no excuses to this fact,” Jiddere said.
He asked the government to maintain the implementation of monitoring and the distribution committees on fertilisers.
On provision of improved seeds, Jiddere solicited collaboration between government and agricultural research institutes and seed centres to cater for early maturing, drought resistant and pest control to farmers.
He urged government to provide farmers with functional seeds multiplication centres in all the 21 local government areas of the state.

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