In its quest to contribute to the growth of the agricultural sector in Nigeria, and to create an easy platform for agriculture for communities and youth across the country, the new EZ Farming farm network organization has created a platform for the younger generation to succeed in this sector.
EZ Farming Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Adewale Oparinde, made this known at the inauguration of the EZ Farm village in Dede, Osun, saying that this initiative is a platform for everyone to easily attract farmers and investors to agriculture.
"Our goal is to connect several stakeholders and investors with the opportunities of commercial agriculture. Interested investors and land owners can register on our platform. There is also a room for partnership. In addition to the fact that we are communicating with communities on education about the values of agriculture; We also involve young people in how to succeed through agriculture.
"We outlined a suitable platform on how to empower young people through this initiative, any interested member will join the platform as an intern and will be engaged in IT for two to six months, depending on the agricultural agriculture that interests them. be brought to the stage of an upcoming commercial farmer led by a commercial farmer. This is practical agriculture, and our goal is to teach people what professional farming entails. We will allocate land to the person if the person does not have land and there is no necessary infrastructure. The technical manual will also be provided, and the products produced will be processed by commercial farmers.
Having passed all these trainings, the youth farmer would become an endurance on the field.
"We have a broad concept for empowering youth in Nigeria and Africa with this initiative to continue to create new young commercial farmers, and to correct the general insinuation that agriculture is the business of old men, and paid work that they can use . And we also created a secure platform for interested investors, such as constant monitoring, regardless of your location, instant return of capital. First of all, EZ Farming is everything connected with connection, investment and empowerment. We are a connector that gives all people the entire value chain.
The Chairman for this occasion, the Rev. Timothy Olumuywa Balogon from Life Chapel International, Gbogan, Osun State, acknowledged the brains behind EZ Farming, just as he described the initiative as an acclaimed development, as it aims to reduce agriculture to more and also with the participation of youth and communities throughout the country.
"The implementation of the initiative is timely. This is what we need now, as a way of modernizing the country's economy through agriculture. This can be achieved, because we have land and other necessary resources, "he added.
The representative of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (ITAA), Ibadan, Mr. Adepitan Adedayo, acknowledged the brains behind EZ Farming, just as he noted that he was willing to work with them to bring agricultural technologies closer to farmers, especially young people .
Another beneficiary, Oluvatosin Oni, a graduate of Political Science from Obafemi Awolowo University, said: "This is an excellent opportunity that young and unemployed young people face. I am happy to be the beneficiary of this initiative; I am encouraged by what I have seen so far, and I am ready to start working with them, and I believe that I will soon become a successful farmer too. I am sure that the era of job search is over; I was three years old, I thank God that I came across this initiative. "
Investor EZ Farming, Ms. Timilein Oybode, stated that the initiative is a welcome development, especially aimed at empowering young people, and ensuring that agriculture serves its purpose to ensure the sustainability and growth of the country and another African nation.