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Plateau to host 1,500 farmers in root crops expo

No fewer than 1,500 farmers in potatoes and other root crops will be on Plateau for exposition on modern farming.

• November 16, 2021
Iris Potatoes
Iris Potatoes

The Coordinator of Plateau Potatoes Value Chain, Thomas Muopshin, says no fewer than 1,500 farmers in potatoes and other root crops will be on Plateau for exposition on modern farming.

Mr Muopshin said this on Tuesday in Jos.

He explained that the conference would bring international investors into the state.

Mr Muopshin also noted that the one-day exposition scheduled for November 18 would bring huge benefits for the state and the farmers.

“This conference would create more jobs and increase the state Internally Generated Revenue,” he said.

He further mentioned that the exposition would help establish a potato centre of excellence in the state to stimulate the exportation of potatoes from Plateau.

He stated that the conference would enlighten the farmers on the required standard for exportation and the need for them to key in.

“There are required technology involved in exportation so that the crops can be accepted by international bodies,” he said.

Mr Muopshin added that the conference would help expose farmers to windows that were not visible to them and enable them to take advantage of various opportunities.

(NAN)

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