Women farmers have been urged to expand their Agricultural activities to cover livestock and fisheries as against the total concentration on crop production.
The State Government through the Acting Permanent Secretary in charge of the Ministry of Agriculture, Barrister Saratu Jibrin made the appealed in Bauchi State.
She was addressing women farmers under the aegis of Public Finance on Agriculture (PFA) committee when they paid her a courtesy call in her office.
According to her, opportunities also abound in livestock and fishery sectors to create more jobs for women in both urban and rural areas, adding that this would also guarantee food security for the State and country.
“We must be mindful of our culture and tradition which may hinder some women from going to the farms even for security reasons, but the rearing of domestic animals and fishery can conveniently be undertaken by such women within their households.”, she said.
Barrister Saratu Jibrin then appealed to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to scale up its level of awareness about the various loan schemes at its disposal.