#FarmersAdviceSeries: Engaging Youths In Agriculture with Sipasi Ayodele


#21

:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap: Such profile!!!


#22

With this growing population of our, its high time we look inward to the strength we have as a nation (which is our youth) in mitigating hidden hunger and extreme poverty in this great continent


#23

Waooo that is good, am happy to be here.


#24

Lol… Is there a thing as a world without hunger and poverty?


#25

It is also good to note that our government has a very good and intelligent plans - e.g: harvesting of rain water to fill dams in the gazetted grazing reserves, the FADAMA projects by world bank, the N-Agro projects , Anchor borrowers project … To mention but a few

But the challenge is, there’s no proper M$ E.

I have seen my grandfather’s seated with me as a beneficiary of N-Agro with the age limit of 35. Tell me, what are we doing as a country


#26

@SipasiOA I am glad am not missing OUT right now.


#27

Youth should consider Agriculture as a business rather than a development platform.


#28

So, from what I’ve seen so far in the industry is YOYO

YOUTHS ON YOUR OWN


#29

Once you’re exceptional , the government of Nigeria will want to be part of you, then you’ll build on their shoulders.


#30

That is the key problem in encouraging youths to embrace the sector because they feel that help is no where in this field.


#31

Which i think needs to be addressed properly …


#32

So many youths look at Agriculture as growing of crops and animals and then sales ,

As a matter of fact , we should look at Processing , packaging, transportation, advisory services and marketing as an option.

Guess what? Those whom are not professionals tap into the mentioned above and they excel more that the professionals who studied agriculture.


#33

We have to understand that youths are the absolute movers and shakers who can unlock the opportunities in Agriculture.


#34

Exactly, I have thought of this too and noticed that it is all about who is willing to learn.


#35

In as much as we have much to do to curb unemployment in subsaharan Africa , because agricultural can absorb 3 times what the oil sector will do. The government have much more to do in making agriculture / farming compete excellently well with other sector.

Imagine a graduate of petroleum engineering earning #700,000 in a month and an agric colleague, of same set and age making #70,000 in a month - just the tithe of his counterpart- will he ever be encouraged.

So, its the duty of the government to make agriculture compete excellently we with other sectors


#36

Exactly!!!
Agriculture is way bigger than most youth think, and they need to tap into the greatness its carry’s.


#37

I disagree!!! Why do you say this? Is the government not doing enough for the youth?


#38

On this note , I’ll like to advise us here to look into packaging , processing and transportation of agri produce other then mere primary production as we wait for more opportunities from the government.

Thanks


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#40

Please , I am struggling with my network here.

However, I’ll like to respond to as much comments as possible on or before 1PM.

THANK YOU ALL