Duro Kuteyi, an agricultural expert has explained that over 30% of food produce in Nigeria is wasted to poor equipment and transportation.
Mr Kuteyi, speaking at an interactive session lamented that at least 30 percent of crops are wasted due to non-availability of processing facilities, adding that before food crops are moved from one part of the country to the other a lot of it would have been wasted.
While urging the federal government to re-examine the possibilities of processing agricultural products to save Nigerians from further wastes, adding it is the only way wastage can be eliminated.
He said: “Nothing is wrong with our local food, nonetheless non-professionals have ruined the market” adding that it is time for the professionals to actually come out and do what they know best.”
The company boss informed that Spectra Industries has introduced Hybrid food a new brand of product that would provide the nutritional value for man’s daily need into the market.
Also the company General Manager, Olusoga Awonuga stressed the importance of creating awareness for people to understand what they actually eat.