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Potato value chain stimulates income generation on the Plateau – Official



Potato value chain stimulates income generation on the Plateau – Official

By Zainab Oyekan

Mr. Thomas Muopshin, the project coordinator, Plateau Potato Value Chain Support Project, says the project has significantly increased the revenue generated internally by the state.

Muopshin told the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) in Jos on Sunday that it was estimated that the potato market would generate around N18 million per month.

The coordinator said the value chain project creates markets and is left to local governments and communities to manage.

He said constitutionally, the markets are under the control of local government councils and every bag of potatoes brought to the market comes at a cost.

However, he said records need to be kept and markets need to be well organized to achieve any significant income.

Muopshin added that with the help of the African Development Bank, a tissue culture laboratory and three treatment centers have been built in the state.

“The purchase and installation of the machines in the processing centers will take place in June / July.

“The tissue culture laboratory has the capacity to produce six million seedlings per year to meet the demand for high quality tubers.

“It is from these seedlings that we now have the small tubers which will be propagated in the field and sold to farmers,” Muopshin said.

According to him, processing centers will solve the glut problem because potatoes could be processed and preserved in various forms.

“The products of the processing centers must generate income in the form of value added tax (VAT) and excise duties.

“The potatoes could be made into potato-based food products, feed for cattle, pigs and chickens, made into starch and reused as seed tubers for growing the potato of the season. next.

“We can also have it in the form of frozen potatoes, fries in supermarkets, crisps, flakes, a source of alcohol production and snacks,” he said.

He revealed that the tissue culture lab has attracted foreign entrepreneurs and investors interested in the upcoming intervention. (NOPE)


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