FG approves three year agriculture roadmap
Written by Morenike Adebayo on July 21, 2016
The Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, launched a new agriculture roadmap called “The Green Alternative”, designed to boost food production in the country for self-sufficiency and export. The three-year plan is an initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture. The Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh announced this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja. He explained that “The Green Alternative” hopes to, among others, increase agriculture’s share of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to twenty-three per cent.
Responding to questions, Ogbeh expressed worries that the activities of herdsmen are inimical to the drive for foreign investment and, therefore, revealed that government has resolved to deploy personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to protect farms and agricultural investments across the country.