Agric research institutes, extension services remain FG’s priority — Shehur

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Agric research institutes, extension services remain FG’s priority — Shehur
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Moves to strengthen collaboration with States on food production

By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja

The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Hon Mustapha Shehuri, on Friday, maintained that agricultural research institutes and extension services remain Federal Government’s priority in enhancing food production, nutrition, profitability, and security.

Shehuri stated this while on courtesy visit to the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, at Government House, Benin, while on tour of projects executed by his Ministry in Edo State.

According to Shehuri, the Ministry has come up with new paradigm shift that focuses on research and development, professional agricultural extension services, proper input deliveries and provision of integrated rural infrastructures.

He further stated that food and nutritional security could be achieved if there is close working relationship with all the State Governments, private sector and other relevant stakeholders, which also…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper