The Future of Agriculture: Luring The Younger Generation

Foundation for Young Farmers

The presence and activities of the youths are obvious in every sector of the economy; however, their participation is still nothing to write home about when it comes to the agricultural sector, even on the fact that agriculture is the backbone of some regions’ economy in the past, like the Sub-Saharan Africa.

Reasons why the youths are not so excited about the business of agriculture are not far-fetched.

A higher percentage of graduates want a white-collar job: sitting to a table in an air-conditioned office. Even students that studied agricultural-related course want to work in the banking sector or any other corporate sector.

The youths are of the opinion that farming practices is meant for the aged and not for the youths, and this is attribute to what our society sees the farmers as. We see them as peasant, poor and illiterate fellows which are not even the case. Agriculturalist…

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with 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 was Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) and now Director North East Zone 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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