Stakeholders discuss sustainable food security measures for nations

Stakeholders at the pre-sea-son training for extension officers in Lagos State have highlighted the significance of the agricultural extension delivery system in realising sustainable food security for the nations.

The stakeholders were gathered at a one-day training.

It is tagged “Agricultural Extension: A tool for achieving sustainable food security and economic development in Lagos state”.

The event was organised by the Lagos State Agricultural Development Authority (LSADA) at Oko Oba, Agege.

It was organised for extension officers in the state.

They stated that extension officers remain the intermediaries between research and farmers..

The Commissioner for Agriculture in the state, Abisola Olusanga, commended the Lagos State Agricultural Development Authority (LSADA), which is the Agricultural Extension arm of the Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture.

Olusanga said no country can achieve sustainable food security without a dynamic and strong agricultural extension delivery service system.

She said extension agents have played a key role in improving the status of the rural populace through regular visits and advisory services, especially in the areas of access to inputs and output markets, credit facilities, improvement in on-farm as well as other off-farm activities to complement seasonal farm earnings.

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