Stakeholders develop agricultural soil management policy


Stakeholders in agriculture have pledged commitment to develop national agricultural soil management policy to enhance soil quality and ensure food security.

The stakeholders made the pledge at a One-Day Consultative Meeting on the Draft National Agricultural Soil Management Policy (NASMP) in Abuja.

The meeting was jointly convened by Dominic Graham, Chief of Party, USAID Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity and the Nigerian Institute of Soil Science (NISS).

The stakeholders include the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), NISS, Feed-the-Future Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity and  USAID.

Prof Ayo Ogunkule, President and Chairman of NISS Governing Council, said that the policy framework would ensure optimal utilisation of limited soil resources for achieving sustainable agriculture, encouraging investment in agribusiness and fostering environmental sustainability.

Ogunkule said that NASMP was prepared to provide an…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria