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Friday, March 30, 2012

‘Incentives, attractive environments lure youths into agriculture’

Dr. Namaga Ngongi, the president of Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) said enough incentives, profitable economic opportunities and attractive environments will drive youths to agriculture, reports Vanguard.

He said this while presenting a paper on ‘The Role of Young People in Africa's Agriculture Revolution’ at an international conference on “Young People, Farming & Food: the future of the Agrifood sector in Africa,” held in Accra, Ghana.

NaijaAgroNet gathered that he affirmed the conference to be of importance as well as timely that agriculture is the backbone of Sub-Saharan Africa's rural economies. 
He said lack of support to improve productivity and bring innovation into the sector greatly affected the drift of youths away from agricultural practices. Readmore
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