Dr Adeola Odedina, Provost, Federal School of Agriculture (FECA), Akure, Ondo State, on Friday suggested the Federal Authorities to draw youths into agriculture with technology and Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
Odedina informed the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that youths have been simply drawn to stunning issues and would take agriculture significantly if introduced to them in a gorgeous atmosphere.
The provost additionally stated that Nigerian youths have been very delicate and authorities needs to be cautious with the way in which agriculture was introduced to them.
In accordance with him, FECA has considered most of these items and that’s the reason the college is specific in regards to the beautification and cleanliness of the atmosphere.
He stated: “Attracting youths into learning and praciticing agriculture begins with the training atmosphere and for us, youths want stunning campuses to indicate that agriculture was engaging for them to take the course.
“ICT and modern technology is vital to agricultural growth. So, that’s the reason we’ve got a programmes and the whole lot we do in agriculture is ICT and technology associated.
“For teenagers these days, the place there is no such thing as a know-how, they don’t keep there. If a spot isn’t stunning, they don’t keep there. Everytime you need youths to thrive in agriculture, present staple items.
“Youths don’t discriminate they usually need various things from us. Create that world for them and permit them to stay there. Every part we do now could be primarily based on ICT and know-how, ‘’ the don stated.
In accordance with the provost, motivation and angle is the appropriate factor for agriculture to thrive which should not be introduced wrongly, in any other case, the youth will blackmail agriculture.
He stated that agriculture, mainly trusted testimonials from those who had ventured into it, and when one is profitable, others will comply with in that line.
Odedina recommended the Federal Government for supporting establishments similar to FECA.
He, nonetheless, referred to as on the private sector to strengthen partnerships with authorities for correct sensitisation and growth of the sector for financial growth.