Ogun advocates digital agriculture

Ogun State Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Bolu Owotomo, has advocated deployment of digital agriculture in enhancing production to meet global demand.

Owotomo spoke during an agricultural show to mark 2024 Lisabi Festival, organised by the ministry, in Abeokuta.

He said digital agriculture can revolutionise agriculture, avert constraints associated with farming and make the sector more sustainable.

The commissioner said the innovation would make farming more attractive to youths, the largest users of mobile phones and applications, adding it would make food production more profitable, less burdensome and effective linkage between markets and consumers”, he said.

He hinted that efforts were on to deepen financial inclusion and linkages among youth in agriculture, stressing farming should be regarded as a business, to promote its value chain.

Owotomo urged youths to complement government in ensuring food sufficiency by embracing agribusiness.

Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, represented by Navy Captain Rasheed Raji (rtd), enjoined youths and farmers to make use of interventions of government aimed to improve production and security.

Chairman of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, Alhaja Ganiyat Adeoye-Kushimo, commended the administration for its support, advising parents to see farming as profitable and encourage their wards to venture into it.

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