Farmers under the aegis of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in the State of Osun have advised the Federal Government to provide standard storage facilities for tomato during the period of harvest.
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.
This is part of the Oyo State economic diversification project. Other stakeholders will soon be invited to play their respective parts.
AFAN has been given the mandate to certify farmers and letters of certification will be given to such farmers in order to easily identify them and to help them to access the funds
Ageing trees and abnormal weather patterns have decreased yields, and many growers prefer other crops for higher profits, which has reduced the area of cultivation of the nut.