THE Ogun State Government has revealed that it will be scaling up its agricultural programmes, employ smart agricultural practice as well as irrigation farming to benefit all categories of farmers and guide against draught in the new year.
Speaking at the “Budget 2021 Media Parley” in Abeokuta, Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Adeola Odedina said the move would enable to expand Agricultural opportunities to all farmers, disclosing that the Ministry would focus on its engagement with the World Bank, International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) as well as the African Development Bank (AFDP), among others, with the view to making the State the official special agro-processing zone.
“Our Agricultural agenda is very much on course, we are going to step the game in 2021 with our engagement with the World Bank, IITA and particularly the African Development Bank in our renewed drive to make our dear State the official agro-processing zone. “We will also be looking at Climate Smart Agriculture because, in other parts of the country, they are talking about the flood, however, in our state, we are only being confronted with drought, that means, we’re taking particular attention to irrigation facility in 2021 and these will guarantee the employment of more people”, he said.
Source - Tribune Online