By SUNDAY ABBA, Abuja
The Federal Government of Nigeria has charged farmers to look for alternative source of feeds for their animals to enable the country attain sustainable food security.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Muhammed Mahmood Abubakar, stated this at the second National Animal Feed Summit in Abuja with the theme: “Harnessing Alternative Feed Resources For Sustainable Animal Feed Supply”.
The programme was organised by the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development, CJID, in collaboration with the ministry and other relevant agencies.
Dr Abubarka said it was time farmers to embrace technology for improved animal feeds.
Similarly, the President, Nigerian Society for Animal Production, Professor Francis Abeke, reiterated that Nigeria must harness and process alternative feed resources available nationwide to enable the country reduce cost of food production
Some of the participants, Tobi Oluwatola and Fisayo Kayode, affirmed that the summit was imperative to enable the country meet the feeding need of the country’s growing population.