By Doris Esa
The minister said that the Agriculture Mechanisation Programme, would ensure food and nutrition security, create jobs and boost the economy in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s policy to boost food production.
Nanono told the participants that the Federal Government was making moves to increase agricultural extension workers to 75,000 on various value chains for efficient food production and self – sufficiency.
” We hope to train 75, 000 extension workers over a period of three years, the minister said.
He said that the Federal Government was determined to expand agriculture across the board.
Nanono disclosed that the Ministry of Agriculture had been involved in research and development along with the value chain addition, noting that research was very important in the agricultural sector.
Speaking earlier, the leader of the delegation, Prof. Olufumilayo Para-Mallam, the Director of Studies (NIPSS), expressed delight to be at the ministry for the interactive discourse on agricultural policies of the ministry.
She noted that the ministry was a key ministry critical to sustainable development