Taraba Farmers Lament Supply Of Substandard Agrochemicals

 Farmers in Taraba state have lamented the supply of low-quality agrochemicals for the 2022 farming season.

According to the farmers, none of the herbicides supplied was effective even with increased measurement up to 300mg per 20Ltr knapsack sprayer, saying it is discouraging many farmers from large commercial farming activities.

Reacting, Taraba state chairman, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Comr. Bala Aji, noted that the ineffectiveness of the agrochemicals was threatening food security in the state.

To this effect, Aji informed that he had contacted dealers of the commodities to reach out to the manufacturers for product amendment after receiving complaints from many associates.

According to him, three persons have been arrested while trying to supply more substandard agrochemical products to the state, while commending the Taraba state government for supporting farmers with inputs to boost production.