The Anambra state Commissioner for Agriculture, Mechanisation, Processing and Export in Southeast, Nigeria, Mr. Afam Mbanefo, has called on youths to key into the state’s new trend of agricultural practice to reap benefits.
Mbanefo made the call in an interview with Journalists in Awka, the state’s capital.
According to the commissioner, the state now has a healthy database for agricultural activities to encourage youths to return to practice.
He said that the database would enable the state government knows the gender ratio of its farmers and guide them based on their capabilities.
He reiterated that agriculture had gone beyond the peasant way of cultivation to more strategic and technological methods.
“The state government needs more youths in the new trend of agriculture because agriculture currently can be done by precision.
“What it simply means is that farmers in the current trend need to be very smart and work based on various components they would put in place.
“Agriculture currently works with data gathering both in geographical, pictorial, gender, market strategy and creative skills.
“The aim is to bring in more women and youths back into it so as to curb the high level of unemployment,’’ he added.
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