Expert calls for documentation of farmers
An expert in agri-business, Mr. Peter Igbinosun, has called on government at all levels to formulate policies geared towards documentation of farmers to make agriculture attractive.
He also said that incentives such as the provision of land, seedlings, fertilizers, funds, among others, should be given to genuine farmers to energise their passion for agriculture.
Igbinosun, who is the immediate past Grower Manager, Rubber Estate Nigeria Limited, stressed the need for the nation to advance from peasant to commercial farming.
Speaking during the inauguration of his private Agro-service firm, P-MAN Integrated Service Nig. Limited (PMIS)) in Benin City, Edo State, yesterday, Igbinosun urged government to equip farmers with modern technology in order to drive the needed change in the agricultural sector.
He said that funding of research institutions was paramount in the agri-business revolution.
He disclosed that his vision was to train young people on the right information needed in producing agricultural products.