The United Nation Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has attributed frequent rejection of Nigeria’s agricultural products in Europe to high level of mycotoxin.
Speaking at a one-day workshop in Bayelsa State, representative of UNIDO, Prof Abimbola Uzomah explained that European Union(EU) and other countries are putting machineries in place to educate Nigerian farmers on National Quality Infrastructure.
She called for a policy in Nigeria to eliminate the menace, adding that UNIDO was ready to support, facilitate, train and teach stakeholders.
In her submission, representative of the European Union, Ms. Fatima Abdullahi Habib was hopeful that the workshop would have a positive impact in the control of mycotoxins in Nigeria while the National President of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Chief Daniel Okafor stressed the need for proper processing and packaging of Nigeria’s agricultural products for export.
According to information obtain from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, he called for the replication of the sensitization workshop across the nation and the need to develop a common message in local languages for dissemination throughout the country.