A former Chairman of the Imo State Farmers Association (ISFA), Dr Kenneth Nwachukwu, on Monday called for prompt and adequate provision of farm inputs in the state to boost harvest.
Nwachukwu, who said this in Owerri, that insufficient farm inputs, including fertiliser, negatively affected harvest in the state and resulted in food shortage.
The former chairman added that incessant rain and communal crises negatively affected harvest.
“Another major problem is the incessant rain which we have experienced for some time now.
“In Ohaji/Egbema for example, the recent flooding that submerged farmlands which led to premature harvest this year will definitely affect the state in 2020,” Nwachukwu predicted.
He urged the state government to ensure regular provision of inputs to farmers to improve food availability.
“The population of the people is increasing everyday, and we need bumper harvest every year,” Nwachukwu said.