No young farmers – no food – no life?

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quynh nguyen Hoang Kim Vuong, a young Vietnamese farmer at her SRI farm in Yen Bai province

Farming is a lowly job with a poor image and low profile. As young people flock to cities to realize their dreams, what will be the future of agriculture and food industry?

Youth – defined by the United Nations as aged between 15 to 24 – make up 18% of the world’s population. According to the Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development,  young people who live in the rural areas have been neglected by their governments, communities and families.

The sons and daughters of farmers are often reluctant to go farming as they see it as a back-breaking and dirty job needing little skill. Farming is not seen as profitable, land ownership is not secure, and there is a lack of rural infrastructure and of government incentive policies.

But there is hope… some regional…

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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

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. 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'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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