A 40 kilogramme (kg) basket of tomato, which was sold for N6,000 in March has risen to N8,000.
Similarly, a 50kg basket of bell pepper (Tatashe) rose to N15,000 from N10,000.
The survey also showed that a 100kg basket of onions is now selling for N19,000, up from N14,000 last month.
NAN also reports the price of 25 litres of vegetable oil has risen from N17,000 to N19,500 but the same quantity of palm oil dropped from N18,000 to N12,000.
He said that such large scale farming would increase the sector’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contribution and improve the nation’s economy.
“And with the Easter celebration, demand has increased so the price would go up.
“What the government can do is to initiate measures that would ensure mechanised farming all over the country.
“By so doing, the prices would be constant as supply is constant and able to meet up with consumption and processing into paste and other things for exportation.
“Money will also remain in the country, the nation will compete better in the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and disposable income will be more meaningful as people can plan better,’’ he said. (NAN)