As dollar scarcity persists, an agricultural stakeholder has urged the Federal Government to adopt other models to boost export earnings.
Specifically, the National President, Cocoa Farmers Association of Nigeria (CFAN), Adeola Adegoke, stated this during a media interaction.
Adegoke said Nigeria had lost its place as one of the major exporters of cocoa in the world due to many factors, stressing that it was time the government and stakeholders began to work together to revive Nigeria’s agro-exports.
His words: “If we were not going backward as a cocoa producing country, we wouldn’t be where we are today. It is because something went wrong in terms of productivity, the living standard of farmers, among other issues.
“In the 1960s, cocoa was a major foreign exchange earner for Nigeria. So, for us to get it right and start earning enough forex from agricultural goods, we must do what is right by ensuring adequate security for farmers, which is first and foremost.
“Secondly, we should adopt some of the models that worked for farmers in neighbouring countries, particularly in cocoa production, such as the Living Income Differential model with respect to cocoa export.”
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