Agriculture Minister Sabo Nanono Endorses Nigeria Young Farmers Network (Photos)
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The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono has endorsed the Nigeria Young Farmers Network and called for partnership and collaboration with relevant stakeholders in the sector to drive the vision of the NYFN Raise a Million Young Farmers in each State, mechanization agenda and other laudable programmes of the organization in line with the administration’s focus and commitment in diversifying the economy through agriculture.
He stated the potentials of the Nigeria Young Farmers in the region had been sizeable and had to be optimally explored for its huge benefits consisting of growing jobs and monetary boom.
The Minister disclosed this whilst he received in audience, individuals of the Nigeria Young Farmers Network led with the aid of its Convener/Director-General, Mr Promise Amahah , in his workplace, in Abuja, Thursday, 4th February, 2021.
Nanono advised the youngsters to include the mechanization and the cattle programme of the ministry because it goals massive employment systems for value chain development across board. For the farm animals by myself, the minister explained that the fee chain encompass: cattles, horses, goats, feeds, diaries etc . In the mechanization cost chain, Nanono stated about 632 Local Government Areas throughout the state will benefit from the mechanization method providing: Service Centres, Tractors, mechanics and administrators and might be driven with the aid of the non-public area. He brought that the mechanization programme will soon be rolled out, simplest watching for the approval of the FEC.
According to him, “we're trying to refocus the ministry and broaden the angle inside the way and way we examine agriculture, we are managing the development of the useful resource base of the united states of america of which agriculture is one among them with over 60 million hectares of arable land to domesticate “.
Nanono reiterated the importance of synergy among agriculture and industrialization which include mechanization, strengthening of the research institutes for advanced seedlings, reinvigorating of the extension offerings. He emphasized that the united states is wealthy and the humans should be wealthy at coronary heart to tap the limitless potentials within the agricultural sector.
In his observation , the founder & DG of of Nigeria Young Farmers Network, Mr Promise Amahah, stated the group became excited about the potentials within the agricultural region and decided to reinforce the ranks of the young human beings in Agribusiness to create a extra wholistic eco machine.
He said the institution is focused on addressing the Sustainable Development Goals(SDG) Goals 1,2,5 and 8 which are focused in mitigating and removing starvation, poverty and also reaching inclusive boom. Hence, it became unveiling a programme tagged “Raise a Million Young Farmers Initiative”. He said the programme targets youths throughout the u . S . A ..
Promise additionally defined that the partnership is a ethical boaster for youngsters engagement in agriculture as it will help to in addition unlock the potentials in the zone. He said that it's going to also connect young human beings in agriculture and lift younger Nigerian farmers.
Amb. Rachael Bakam
Executive Director, Media and Strategic Communications
For: Nigeria Young Farmers Network
4th February , 2021