Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Audu Ogbeh has said the federal government would ensure that women get improved agricultural inputs.
Ogbeh said this on Thursday in Abuja at the launching of the National Gender Action Plan for Agriculture in Nigeria (NGAP) to mark the International Day of the Girl Child.
The minister was represented by the Permanent Secretary Mu’azu Abulkadir where he also praised women for being good managers.
“It is to build the capacity of women farmers to transmit from subsistent to medium and large scale farming,” he said.
“It is common knowledge that women are good managers and their commitment to the upgrade of the family is noticed.
“Women contribute 65% of what we eat. We will ensure that they have access to land, improved seeds, fertilizers and loans.”