AGRICULTURE in Nigeria is a major branch of the economy, providing employment for 70%, of the population.
The sector is being transformed by commercialization at the small, medium and large-scale enterprise levels. Over the years agriculture as turn out to be the major backbone and durable hope of productivity and industrial growth for both present and future economic development.
The contribution of agriculture in the economic development of the country can not be left out, remember “if AGRICULTURE remains STAGNANT industry and economy will not grow”
Today our society, government embrace agricultural activities, commercials, career and professionals for youth. As another major advantage of agriculture over other area of the economy is SELF-EMPLOYMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP .
AGRICULTURE goes a long way to curb unemployment in our society today by creating various aspect of specialization as source of self-employment activities building entrepreneurship skill in livestock farming (poultry, fishery, dairy farming, piggery, snail farming and others.)
Also we have in crop production even as an agricultural graduate there is an open room for employment services in ministry of agric, health, veterinary services, agricultural teachers, extension agents, agricultural economists, food management and lots more.
To students who are willing to take up agriculture as a career or profession/line of study; we have various fields which includes ANIMAL PRODUCTION,
FISHERY AND OCEANOGRAPHY,
AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND ECONOMICS,
FORESTRY, HOME ECONOMICS,
and many more areas of specialization.
Our economy needs to be ever green and one great way to achieve this objective is to support the development of a GREEN ECONOMY by joining in the development, increment and wide spreading of agricultural growth everybody can be a part of this last longing project in the following ways
ENCOURAGING YOUTHS TO TAKE UP AGRICULTURE AS A CAREER..
WORKERS CAN ENGAGE IN SOME EXTRA-TIME AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES BESIDE FROM THEIR WORK
TEACHERS SHOULD ENCOURAGE STUDENTS IN THE CAREER INTEREST OF AGRICULTURE, in this case they wouldn’t have to be waiting for the non-existing jobs after school.
SCHOOL MANAGEMENT SHOULD ENHANCE DEVELOPMENT OF A STANDARDIZE SCHOOL FARM AND YOUNG FARMERS’ CLUB IN RESPECT TO BUILDING AGRICULTURAL POTENTIAL YOUTHS
BREEDING OF LIVESTOCK AND SUBSISTENCE FARMING/ BACKYARD FARMING IS A WAY OF CONTRIBUTING TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A GREEN ECONOMY
For a better tomorrow and a fastidious development in the economy of the country, increase in production, creation of employment and entrepreneurship skill development
AGRICULTURE IS THE ANSWER TO SUSTENANCE AND MAINTENANCE OF A GREEN ECONOMY.