Changing views on farming to lure young generation

Foundation for Young Farmers

In an environment of easy accessibility and improved technology in agriculture, there is a need to change the perception that farming is a low-skilled, loss-making vocation in order to encourage the youth to join the sector.

“Farming, in the present scenario, is highly skilled profession which assures economic stability to the investors by the means of diversification,” Agricultural innovations, are attracting people from various non-allied sectors and various central and state government agencies are now encouraging the youth to join the research conducted in the sector and to adopt new-age profit making farming.

“There is a change in the agricultural trends in almost every region where youngsters now make the best use of latest technology and expertise for remunerative farming. But there is a need to highlight such success stories to motivate the youth”.

Agriculture contributes so much to our daily lives, but it is an industry that has been…

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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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