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The recent decision by the Federal Government to set up a task force on food security appears to be a welcome development in the light of daily astronomical increase in price of food commodities.

But the initiative specifically aimed at curbing the rising cost of food items, appears to be a fire-brigade approach, considering the failure of government to live up to its billings in developing the agricultural sector before now.

Since the present administration assumed office, it has been making endless promises of introducing measures to diversify the economy, by devoting more resources to agriculture, especially in the 2017 budget. One of the major challenges facing farmers in the country, according to stakeholders, is lack of support from government, in terms of funds and information.

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