The Kwara State government has approved the creation of the Kwara Agriculture Help Desk that will be located at the ministry to assist farmers, processors and investors in finding solutions to challenges bordering on finances and technical advisory support.
The development was made known on Monday, by the state Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mrs Oloruntoyosi Thomas, adding that “The desk office is also designed to guide our indigenous farmers on the right farm inputs, chemical and other technical services to enhance their productivity, which will ultimately lead to an increase in food production and security,” the commissioner said.
The Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq represented by his deputy, Kayode Alabi, at the 4th Kwara Food Summit in Ilorin reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to investment in agriculture to ensure the attainment of food security, adding that one of the key mandates of his administration was to support food production for the masses and ensure that extreme hunger and starvation were reduced to the barest minimum.
“I am delighted to join you as we mark World Food Day ‘23 to create awareness of food security, food safety and zero hunger.
“This day is more than just about food; it is also about the people and communities that rely on it for their survival. It is also about the shared responsibility we all have to ensure that everyone has access to nutritious and affordable food,” he said.