The Coordinator of Plateau Potato Value-Chain, Thomas Muopshin, has said that no fewer than 1,500 farmers in potatoes and other root crops will be on Plateau for exposition on modern farming to be held on November 18.
Muopshin said this in an interview in Jos today, November 16, said that the conference would bring international investors into the state.
Muopshin said that the one- day exposition would bring huge benefits for the state and the farmers.
“This conference would create more jobs and increase the state Internally Generated Revenue.”
He said that the exposition would help to establish a potato centre of excellence in the state to stimulate exportation of potatoes from Plateau.
He said that the conference would enlighten the farmers on required standard for exportation and the need for them to key-in.
“There are required technology involved in exportation so that the crops can be accepted by international bodies.”
He said that the conference would also help to expose farmers to windows that are not visible to them and enable them to take advantage of various opportunities.