The Ondo state chapter of Farmers’ Development Union (FADU) has called on federal government to initiate pragmatic plans to boost cocoa production in the country.

This was revealed by the State Coordinator of FADU, Mr Victor Olowe, in an interview with newsmen in Ondo town after the celebration on the 2017 farmers’ day.

Olowe identified scarcity of farm inputs, dearth of herbicides and funding as well as bad infrastructure, particularly poor roads, as the major challenges facing cocoa production in the country.

According to him, Nigeria is lagging behind in global cocoa production partly because the government does not have proper records on cocoa productivity in the nation.

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