Untapped potential in agriculture can help food security – USAID/Nigeria
Written by City Radio on August 26, 2022
The Deputy Mission Director USAID/Nigeria, Sara Werth, says untapped potential in the nation’s agriculture can help in achieving food security and economic growth.
Werth said this at the launch of the National Agricultural Technology and Innovation Policy (NATIP) 2022 – 2027 on Friday in Abuja.
She said that agriculture is important to the growth and development of the economy, adding that in 2020, agriculture contributed over 25 per cent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
The new policy is a deliberate effort by government to deploy knowledge and good agricultural practices to fast-track agricultural development.
This she said would provide a roadmap for some of the most pressing challenges the agriculture sector is facing.