Saturday, 13 October 2018

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COMMENCES TALKS WITH EU OVER 5 YEARS BAN ON AGRIC EXPORT

The federal government said it has commenced talks with the European Union over the five years ban on export of agricultural produce to Europe. http://www.tectono-business.com/2016/02/contemporary-step-by-step-guide-to.html

The coordinating director, Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), Dr. Vincent Isegbe, disclosed this recently in Abuja during a two-day workshop organised in partnership with COLECAP, themed : “The Role of Public and Private Sectors in Sanitary and Photosanitary Systems for the Fruits and Vegetable Sub-sector.”

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Dr. Isegbe , who emphasised that balanced diet cannot be achieved without fruits and vegetables, said through advocacy and active participation of Croplife, an international agriculture chemical company, chemical level on agric produce was declining.

The EU banned Nigeria in 2015 from exporting beans and other produce to Europe due to high level of chemical contamination. http://www.tectono-business.com/2016/02/contemporary-step-by-step-guide-to.html The director however averred that the federal government has carried out series of periodic sampling on the level of chemicals in beans to bring the official ban to an end in June 2019. “With that, we will know if the farmers are complying with our regulations and advice, so far, the chemical level is reducing. Though it at a slow pace but it’s reducing,” he affirmed.

According to him, the country has a demand of 40, 000 metric tons vegetable but unable to achieve. He said the country currently don’t export fruits yet it imports a lot of apples for local consumption. “We can grow all these commodities all year round either winter or summer. We have a great opportunity to send these commodities to European nations, America during the time of winter or when the winter is just finishing, so the market is always there,” he stated.

However, he described the workshop as an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss and provide sustainable solutions for fruits and vegetable export to other nations.

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