National Association of Sorghum Producers, Processors and Marketers of Nigeria (NASPPAM) have disclosed that about five million metric tons of sorghum are expected to be produced this year by their members.
This was made known in a communiqué issued and signed by NASPPAM National President, Alhaji Muhammad Babayo-Maina and Publicity Secretary, Dr. Sani Hamza, in Abuja.
The association informed that it was part of the decisions taken at the inaugural meeting of their newly elected national officers in Abuja. According to the communiqué, the association is targeting the production of sorghum in over two million hectares with a production output of about five million metric tons.
“We are going to mobilize 400, 000 farmers for the cultivation of sorghum crop in this 2019 farming season.
“Sorghum is a common crop in the Northern States of the country; states in other parts are also encouraged to increase the participation of farmers and deployment of more hectares. The association is putting necessary machinery in place to ensure that farmers participate and benefit from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme,” it said