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Agric Stakeholders Seek Free Education for Rural Farmers to Boost Food Production 

Agricultural stakeholders have urged the leadership of the Nigerian College of Agribusiness to provide scholarship opportunities to rural smallholder farmers to afford them the opportunity of attending the training programmes of the college.

The Director of Administration, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Chief Chinedu Agbaju Learnder, the Executive Director of Green Shift Africa, Dr. Steve Arowolo and Programme Manager of Nigerian College of Agribusiness, Precious Ezinwa made the call during the launch of a range of Farmers-Focused training programmes by Nigerian College of Agribusiness in Ibadan, Oyo State to support the development of smallholder and commercial farmers in Nigeria.

They emphasised the significance of education and skill development in the agricultural sector.

The training programmes, which are designed to support the agricultural industry with specialised skills will enhance productivity of the farmers and enhance Nigeria’s drive towards attaining sufficiency in food security.

Courses of the college were structured into thematic areas including farm management, agribusiness enterprise development, nutrition, development leadership and food business innovation. 

The courses were  designed to provide farmers and agribusiness professionals essential skills and industry-specific qualifications needed to succeed in today’s ever-changing agricultural landscape.

Agricultural stakeholders have urged the leadership of the Nigerian College of Agribusiness to provide scholarship opportunities to rural smallholder farmers to afford them the opportunity of attending the training programmes of the college.

The Director of Administration, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Chief Chinedu Agbaju Learnder, the Executive Director of Green Shift Africa, Dr. Steve Arowolo and Programme Manager of Nigerian College of Agribusiness, Precious Ezinwa made the call during the launch of a range of Farmers-Focused training programmes by Nigerian College of Agribusiness in Ibadan, Oyo State to support the development of smallholder and commercial farmers in Nigeria.

They emphasised the significance of education and skill development in the agricultural sector.

The training programmes, which are designed to support the agricultural industry with specialised skills will enhance productivity of the farmers and enhance Nigeria’s drive towards attaining sufficiency in food security.

Courses of the college were structured into thematic areas including farm management, agribusiness enterprise development, nutrition, development leadership and food business innovation. 

The courses were  designed to provide farmers and agribusiness professionals essential skills and industry-specific qualifications needed to succeed in today’s ever-changing agricultural landscape.

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