In the quest to lure women and youths towards putting in more participation in the occupation of Agriculture, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) and Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), in collaboration with the House Committee on Agricultural Production and Services have trained youths and women on agricultural value-chain.
During the course of activities at the Flag-off of the training, Prof. Lateef Sanni the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development) who represented the Vice-Chancellor of FUNAAB, Professor Kolawole Salako adviced the youths to get more involved in agriculture, because it will strengthen the socio-economic terrain of the country.He stated that the essence of the training, conducted by BOAYOL International Company Limited is to encourage youths and women not to be scared of the hardwork required in farming, because they can make money from agriculture even without owning a farm.
According to Sanni, youths and women can do this by being service providers to farmers, such as spraying the farm with herbicides and providing other essential labour needed on the farm.
Earlier, while welcoming participants, the Managing Director, BOAYOL International Company Limited, Omoleye Olabode, represented by Barrister Ayodele Olaniyi charged the farmers to make good use of the knowledge acquired during the training.
Furthermore, Head of Farmers from Imala, Abeokuta North Local Government Area, Mr. Samson Adegoke, also spoke on behalf of other participants and appreciated, House Committee on Agricultural Production and Services, FMARD, FUNAAB and BOAYOL International Company Limited for bringing them together, which according to him has helped spread their tentacles in various fields of agriculture.
The most eye catching part of the event was when certificates and incentives were given to participants at the end of the training, which was a source of motivation to the farmers.