FG charges agric research institutes on orange fleshed sweet potato

THE Federal Government has charged the concerned agricultural research institutes to work assiduously in creating solutions to the numerous challenges besetting the Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato value chain.

The Director Federal Department of Agriculture, Hajiya Karima Babaginda gave this charge at the potato value chain stakeholders meeting on adoption and utilisation of Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato, held in Osun state.

She said has come to realise the wealth and health benefits in potato production, especially Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP).

“It has come to the knowledge of the ministry the immense Wealth and Health benefits in Potato production, especially Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) and as such the ministry is willing to explore these opportunities within the Value Chain in furtherance to achieving food nutrition and security for our beloved country.

“The Ministry is willing to contribute to the development of the Potato Value Chain through its various Agencies and Research institutes with mandates on rendering technical support.

“I want to use this medium to urge the various Research Institutes, Agencies and Development partners with mandates on the potato to work assiduously in creating solutions to the numerous challenges besetting the Value Chain.”

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