Agric

May 31, 2018

Delta farmers seek ban on grains importation

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Sapele—Maize and allied farmers in Delta State have added their voice to calls on the House of Representatives, on the Federal Government to halt importation of maize and other grains in order to encourage local farmers.

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They insisted  that importation of the grains by foreign investors “will weaken local grains farming, resulting in price depression and thus discourage local farmers during the next planting season,” noting that their activities were having adverse effect on the nation’s economy.

They also  called on the Federal Government to checkmate the menace of herdsmen in the South South region by bring  perpetrators of attacks on farmers to book, noting that “Herdsmen in the South South have sponsors who have ulterior motives while destroying the Southern part of the country thus discouraging southerners from producing grains.”