The Provost of Federal College of Agriculture, Akure, Ondo state (FECA), Dr Samson Adeola Odedina, has advocated for more intensive training In agricultural sector for result oriented measures and also to save the nation from crunches of global oil fall.
Odedina who stated this in Akure, O do state capital during Cassava Adding Value for Africa Phase II (CAVAII) Project’s International Farmers’Day on Cassava Production Enterprise, reiterated that the training will help to maximize outputs in agriculture.
He noted that government’s interest in agriculture is geared towards employment generation, food production and security, poverty alleviation, raw materials for industries just to mention a few.
But said “there can be no diversification without training. People don’t just jump into agriculture without knowing the value chain opportunities that are there.
“Diversification is not by mouth, it is by training people; nobody should tell the youths of this country to go into the land and farm without training them how to do it, without supporting them with inputs and technology.”