Buhari Urges West, Central Africa To Mobilise Youth For Agriculture

 Buhari Urges West, Central Africa To Mobilise Youth For Agriculture

Buhari-US-Chamber-CommercePresident Muhammadu Buhari has urged West and Central African countries to mobilise youth for agricultural development to generate employment, food production and wealth creation.
The president, who made the call at the opening of the 9th regional implementation forum for International Fund Agricultural Development, IFAD, supported projects in West and Central Africa, said population rise in Africa could only be sustained by young people in the sector.
Buhari who was represented by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, said measures to curb rural-urban migration and rural development have to be on mobilising and engaging young people in the agric sector by providing the needed technology and provision of basic infrastructure in the rural areas.
He stated that one of the ways to address this urgent concern is to accord priority attention to the transformation of agricultural production in the rural areas, with the youth population as agent of change and transformation.
IFAD President, Kanayo Nwanze, said governments of West and Central Africa should heavily invest focus on young farmers to curb the unprecedented rise of youth restiveness and social vices.


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