FG Gives Teeth To Agriculture Policy Through Training, Empowering Youths

There is hope that Nigeria will soon overcome its present food challenges with the translation of some of the agric policies into action, especially in the cassava value chain. There is no country with a weak food chain that can be said to be serious with issues of social and economic development.

In the same vein, no country can achieve sustainable development if it must depend on others to feed its population. It is a matter of concern that over time impressive agriculture policies that if implemented to the latter would have transformed the sector and given Nigeria a lead, not only as a food sufficient nation but also one that earns revenue through export, have failed at the implementation stage. It is perhaps the follow up with the implementation of policies that has given the present administration an edge.

The training, if properly monitored, would in no time sustain Nigeria’s position as a leading producer and processor of cassava globally. Recently youths from nine states of the federation were at the National Root Crops Research Institute, NRCRI, Umudike in Abia State for two weeks for an intensive training as cassava seed entrepreneurs in tandem with the Federal Government’s policy on training and empowering farmers for income and food security. The programme also aims at breaking the intractable stranglehold of unemployment as beneficiaries would automatically cease to be job seekers but employers of labour.

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