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Lagos advocates for youth in agriculture

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The Lagos State Government has said that increased involvement of young Nigerians in agriculture will help address various challenges facing the sector.

State Commissioner for Agriculture, Abisola Olusanya, said this on Monday during the visit of the eighth Federal Government and World Bank Implementation Support Mission to Lagos State, which s is held in Agege.

She said, “I must say that the inclusion of the women and youth empowerment program in the design of this project is a novel idea because agriculture offers our people, especially our youth, an opportunity to make a difference, including through the effective deployment of technology. in the sector, for the improvement of productivity and the achievement of our food safety and health objectives on the one hand, and our job creation program on the other.

“I am confident that increased involvement of young Nigerians in agriculture will help address various long-standing challenges facing the sector. The APPEALS project continued to promote productivity-enhancing technologies and the promotion of added value through the demonstration of improved technologies.

The World Bank Mission Team Leader in Lagos, Dr. Adetunji Oredipe commended the commitment of the APPEALS Lagos project to farmers in the state.

“The implementation of the project in the state has truly improved the livelihoods of women and youth as well as agricultural value chain outcomes and we will continue to support the project with investments in the state to achieve the desired results,” he said. .

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