Abuja - Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, has revealed that Nigerians might starve to death by 2025 if the country does not embrace all round farming.
Ogbeh was speaking on Thursday during the budget defence of 2016.
He said the present mode of farming will not sustain the increasing population in the country which is likely to be around 509 million by 2025.
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He noted that there was the urgent need for all major stakeholders to work towards improving mechanized farming and irrigation, to ensure an all year farming to avert the problem.
He stated that the federal government is looking at intensifying and consolidating on the local staples, the yams, the cassava, the beans, especially rice and wheat. Both of which consume $11 million per day in import.
- News 24