Farmers call for loans to boost productivity
As the global community marks the 2017 World Food Day, farmers in Rivers state have called on government to give more attention to agriculture by assisting farmers with soft loans to boost their productivity.
Some farmers who spoke with newsmen in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital said they face numerous challenges, which hinder adequate food production.
On his part, the secretary to the state government, kenneth kobani who represented the state governor promised that government will encourage and support young people to be trained and engaged in commercial farming, as well as create enabling environment for private investors.
Meanwhile, State commissioner for agriculture Charles Nwaorgu said it is pertinent for all to reflect on the need to take agriculture more seriously so as to produce enough food and ensure its availability for improve standard of living and rural development to change the future migration.
Rivers government however tasked stakeholders and farmers to join hands with government to improve the agricultural sector in the state while the theme for the 2017 world food day is "Change the future of Migration: Invest in food security and Rural development"