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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Investment in agriculture, stop insecurity - Agric Minister

The Agriculture and Rural Development Minister, Dr. Akunwunmi Adesina, has called for more investment in the agricultural sector, saying it has the capacity to stop insecurity in the country, reports ThisDay.
He said this at a one-day meeting of commissioners of Agriculture and Natural Resources of all the states and the Federal Capital Territory held in Abuja.
NaijaAgroNet gathered that the minister affirmed a sum of $1.6 trillion, about N252.28 trillion have been spent on importing rice, wheat, sugar and fish.
Adesina highlighted North-East and North-West as regions with less food production and that adequate provision of food will reduce criminal acts in those regions.
“We have been talking of national security, and without food security, there cannot be national security, because national security starts with food security,” he pointed. Read more
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