Nigeria Restates Commitment To Making Agriculture Tool For Economic Stability

THE Oyo State Coordinator, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr.

Florence Kakulu, has said the Federal Government is committed to continue to make the agricultural sector a pivot for economic stability in diversifying, generating employment and creating wealth in the country.

She said this at the official launching of the first batch of tractors, tools and implement procured by the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Oyo State chapter, in Ibadan, the state capital.

She stated that the country can become a food secured nation with its vast agricultural land, stating that towards achieving this the ministry is creating the enabling environment by ensuring access to agricultural machinery, inputs and loans to support farmers.

Kakulu disclosed that the ministry had over the years imbibed the culture of promoting best practices in agriculture development through improving access of farmers to inputs and credit facilities in rural areas, employment generation, building a national extension system, provision of rural infrastructural facilities to rural areas and driving agriculture through commodity value chain approach.

According to her: “The ministry has allocated various agricultural implements and equipment to Oyo State farmers through All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) over the years in order to ensure that these inputs get to the hand of the practicing farmers.


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Nigeria Restates Commitment To Making Agriculture Tool For Economic Stability

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