Stakeholders in Nigeria’s agricultural sector have emphasized the need for agricultural extension services to improve the nation’s agriculture sector.
The stakeholders made this known at the Feed Nigeria Summit held recently at Sheraton Hotel and Towers Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
According to the stakeholders, smallholder farmers especially in the rural areas should be guided and educated by the extension officers on the best farming practices to be adopted to ensure high yield.
They further clamoured for public-private engagement to first create and deliver know-how to farmers especially those in the rural areas.
They also advised that government should draw up plans to motivate unemployed, educated youths get into agriculture.
The Feed Nigeria Summit 2018 tagged “Consolidating the Growth” was organised by AgroNigeria between July 30-31, 2018 at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Abuja with support from African Development Bank (AfDB), Triton Group, Stallion Group, Notore Plc, Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN), Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Fullmark and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector.
The annual summit is a platform for policy and strategic deliberations with a view to expanding Nigeria’s Argo-momentum in areas of comparative advantage to maximize its agricultural potentials.