Stakeholders meet to dissect Nigeria’s agricultural policies

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Nigeria’s agricultural policies will be in focus, as stakeholders gather for the forthcoming 21st Annual Lecture of the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI).

ARMTI said the forum, billed for Thursday in Ilorin, would see participants brainstorming on emerging challenges in implementation of Nigeria’s agricultural policies.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Prof. Charles Igwe, is expected to deliver the lecture titled, “Agricultural Policies in Nigeria: Unlocking Full Potentials, Identifying Challenges and Solutions.”

The programme will gather practitioners, academics, policy makers and other stakeholders in the agricultural and rural sector, to brainstorm on the identified topical issue that has been placed on the front burner.

“It serves as an avenue for ARMTI to fulfill one of its mandates, which is to contribute to policy development to enhance better management of the agricultural and rural sectors in Nigeria.”

He identified former President Olusegun Obasanjo and President of the African Development Bank, Mr Akinwumi Adesina, as some notable personalities who had featured in the forum.

Musa Mohammad, National Vice President of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria, is one of the discussants in this year’s edition, the ARMTI spokesman said.