Reviving Farming Should Be Part of the Economic Agenda

Marshall plan for Agriculture should address the issue raised….

Foundation for Young Farmers

We are having a kind of Marshall Plan for the transport sector, IT sector, and virtually all other sectors, apart from agriculture. Sure, land matters are set to be fairly sorted with the reorganisation of land registration and ownership files, which essentially should make many people see land more as a productive resource. However, more will need to be done to ensure that agriculture is at the forefront of discussions on Kenya’s economic agenda.

And it’s easy to see why agriculture should be given utmost priority. For one, nearly three out of every five jobs are linked to agriculture either directly or indirectly. Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, agriculture will ensure that there is enough food, and in this, food could be of strategic importance, just as we see it elsewhere in the world. Everyone reminds us that Israel is a desert yet exports oranges and so many other agricultural…

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I am now the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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