By Fatima Muraina
Nigerians have been advised to embrace homestead agriculture to curb food scarcity and make life more meaningful for the citizenry.
The Chairman, Ondo State Agricultural Commodities Association (OSACA), Mr Gbenga Obaweya gave the advice in a chat with The Hope in Akure.
Obaweya said his association is embarking on serious agitation for people to go into homestead farming.
This, he noted would provide the opportunity of having enough food to reduce their expenses for such food items in the market.
According to him, people who do not have available land could also practice agriculture through the use of sack bags for agricultural commodities.
“You can plant pepper, tomatoes, cucumber and even yam making use of humus soil packed inside the sack bags.”
“lf well practiced, Obaweya said, they would not need to buy most of what they produce again which he noted could equally be sold to improve their income.
He declared that farmers may not be able to meet the target of food sufficiency next year, attributing the reason to various challenges which he said is beyond their control.
He noted that homestead farming will go a long way to compliment farmer’s efforts to make food available to Nigerians.