Experts rally youths on agric enterprise
Experts at a forum on smallholder farmers have advocated for a new economy driven by agriculture and urged farmers to consider it as an enterprise.
The call was made at a dialogue session targeted by youth farmers in the agriculture value chain, organised by the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan Atlantic University, in partnership with the British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATNF).
Agriculture expert, Innocent Azih, in his presentation titled: “Role of Smallholder Farmers in the New Economy”, stated that agriculture is the pillar of the policy framework of the Federal Government’s economic diversification drive.
“With the right policy stimulus, such as research support, robust food security programme, market access facilitation, inputs delivery, adequate infrastructure, among others, this objective could be achieved,” he said.
Azih urged the farmers to seek innovative ways of increasing the domestic production of the entire commodity grown by them, infuse technology in production, seek information and update their knowledge.