FEDERAL GOVERNMENT URGED TO INCREASE MAINSTREAM ORGANIC AGRICULTURE INTO EDUCATION CURRICULA.

The Federal Government has been urged to increase efforts on mainstreaming organic agriculture into existing curricula for agricultural training at all levels of education in Nigeria.

The suggestion was given by participants at the just concluded 2021 National Organic Agriculture Business Summit held in Abuja as part of the resolution in the communique, adding that stakeholders of organic agriculture in the Country should have good understanding of the principles and practice of organic agriculture.

The stakeholders during the three-day conference further expressed concern that the level of organic agriculture trade both domestic and export in Nigeria although growing, is still on the low side compared to leading Countries in the organic sector of Africa.

It further states that relevant Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) need to contribute to policy formulation and implementation of organic agriculture policy in the country, adding that funding for organic agriculture/ ecological organic agriculture activities in Nigeria is low in relation to the needs of the sector.

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