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Foro Global sobre Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición • Foro FSN

Re: Eradicating extreme poverty: what is the role of agriculture?

Stephen Dania
Stephen DaniaAmbrose Alli UniversityNigeria

Sir, Agriculture is the main stay economy of rural dwellers. The rural dwellers are not only poor financially, but poor in innovative ideas, technical know how and in Agricultural input. However, to eradicate poverty, the following steps are to be taken: 

(i) Employ the services of extension agent that will expose farmers to innovations in Agriculture, use of hybrid animals and improved seeds, inorganic and organic fertilizers.

(ii). Financial aids from governmental and non governmental organizations with no interest to encourage increase in production.

(iii). One of the greatest problem is market for produces. The farmer suffer waste of farm product due to no buyers or buying at very low price at the farm gate that may not even up to the cost of production. The government should be able to buy this products from farmers at a reasonable price that will encourage increase in production.

(iv) Provision of storage facilities. 

(v). Access roads and transportation facilities. (iv) Provision of basic social amenities in rural areas.

 

Dr. Dania Stephen Okhumata
Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma