Agric Investment: Stakeholders Advocate Financial Inclusion, Private Participation

The need to have more private investors in the Agricultural sector in order to promote growth and sustainability of all sectors has been stressed as the Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO), on Thursday in Benin City, held a one-day webinar on “Promoting Financial Inclusion for Agriculture and Rural Development in Nigeria.”

This is even as the stakeholders at the event called for financial inclusion, especially for women in agriculture towards boosting food security and zero poverty in the country.

These were part of the arguments made by participants at the one-day discussion ceremony.

Speaking at the event, Former National Value Chain Consultant, Food and Agriculture Organization, Mr Babatunde Olarewaju, said there is a link between agriculture, women empowerment and food security

According to Olarewaju, women in agriculture face challenges in terms of access to land, credit, inputs, training, extension services, decision-making process and technology. Read more

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