The state coordinator, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency Of Nigeria, Mr. Yinka Fisher has said that with increased developments recorded in the agricultural sector, Nigeria is indeed moving forward.
The state coordinator who stated this while giving his goodwill message at the ongoing Organic Agriculture Export Forum by Lead Unique Limited at the LCCI Exhibition Centre expressed that the situation was changing from the days when the country solely depended on oil revenues.
Commending the efforts of the present administration, he noted that there were talks about moving agriculture forward.
“With the president we have in place, all we have been talking about is how to move agriculture forward being a farmer is a blessing”.
He lamented that though there were a lot who studied agriculture, very few were involved in the agribusiness.
He further said that there were many prospects in the agribusiness sector but information was key to being fulfilled in the business.
” There are lots of opportunities in agribusiness, all that is needed is to information to succeed in the business”.
Meanwhile, the Vice Chairperson, All Farmers Association (AFAN) Lagos state chapter, Adeyinka Esther, expressed that the farmers were ready to produce for the nation, but they lacked support.
She lamented that they hardly had access to loans, machinery and better seeds which would aid better yield that would compete at the international market.
SMEDAN coordinator however informed that the organisation was ready to support the farmers in attaining increased productivity.
“By the mandate of SMEDAN, we are into advocacy, so if you want finance, let us know”.