In its empowerment initiative, the Bank of Agriculture claimed he disbursed more than N21.5bn to farmers nationwide involving no fewer than 107,200 households. Idiat Folorunsho who is the Zonal Manager, South West Region, of the Bank made this disclosure at the Ooni Ogunwusi Agric-empowerment Programme in Ile-Ife.

In a country of more than 180m people, as much as this is a laudable initiative from the bank, the question is – can 107,200 empowered farmers feed the population?