It may interest you to know that Nigeria is the biggest importer of tomato paste in the world while over 75 per cent of fresh tomatoes harvested get wasted in the hands of our farmers yearly…
Workshops such as this will not just be saving our nation from food scarcity but also ensure quality food production. Our farmers will also get deserving rewards for their labour.
In a bid to proffer solutions to the scourge, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria’s has stated that tomato imports in retail packs should be banned because it contains substances harmful to the body.
The government needs to help the farmers in the north to manage this virus because of the business we are doing.
The Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Dev (FMARD) is currently working with Agronet, representatives of Russell, UK experts in Tuta Absoluta containment.
I meet people who say they have the money; they want to invest in agriculture yet keep their white collar jobs. I tell them that what they pursue in such white collar jobs can be gotten in agriculture ten times.