AFAN cautions farmers on sale of produce after harvest


 The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in Jigawa has cautioned farmers against hasty sale of their entire farm produce at harvest.
The AFAN Chairman, Alhaji Idris Maiunguwa, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Hadejia on Thursday.
He said that the advice became necessary to guard against hike in the prices of grains and exposing their families to hunger.
``It is disheartening to see farmers who have nothing to eat few months after harvest,” he said.
The AFAN chairman also urged farmers to imbibe good preservation culture by ensuring proper application of chemicals on farm produce.
He added that the association had commenced sensitisation of its members on the need for them to preserve farm produce.
NAN recalls that farmers recorded high yields, following appreciable rain recorded in this cropping season in the state.
The chairman called on farmers to report pest infestation to extension workers to control the problem.
He, however, commended the state government for supplying chemicals to its agricultural stores and distributing 450 motorcycles to enhance extension services in rural communities.
According to him, the government has concluded plans to conduct aerial chemical spray against quelea birds ravaging rice plantations. 

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