By Fatima Muraina
In a bid to address issues associated with food scarcity, the Ondo state government has disclosed that the state farmers market would be ready in mid- September.
The Senior Special Assistance to the state Governor on Agric and Agric Business, Pastor Akin Olotu made this known at an emergency parley with farmers, held in Akure.
He charged farmers to make full utilisation of the market when put in place so that the purpose would not be defeated.
According to him, the establishment is to also avoid crisis between the northerners and the indigenes making farm produce easier and cheaper.
An agricultural expert who is also a board member of the Ondo State Agricultural Commodities Association (OSACA) Mr Dayo Obaweya said the establishment of the market should be backed up with policies that govern market operations.
He raised the need of making it a private driven one, developing the statistical data, price standardization, price control among others.
“There must be control in terms of emergency and how vehicles carry goods, especially farm produce from one farm and market.
He said Supervisors of the market must be technical to understand the details of marketing and the consumer.
Speaking further, Obaweya noted the advantages of the market’s which he said will generate income, job opportunities and quality goods.
He added that it would promote health of the operators, having a central place of marketing.