BeAccording to worldbank in June 2017, Agriculture is the first responder to poverty, followed by the manufacturing sector.
The contribution of a sector to poverty eradication is due to the participation and effective management of the sector by the populace and the support of the Government.
In the 60s through the Administration of Chief Awolowo, regionalism in Nigeria was built on the natural spread of mineral and agricultural resources in the nation.
This brought about the success of Universal Basic Education Scheme, we must not forget the singular role that the organization of agricultural and mineral resources played in the governance breakthrough of Chief Awolowo.
Nigeria as a country is blessed with major crops amidst cash crops ranging from Beans, Seasame, Cashew nuts, Cassava, Cocoa beans, Groundnut, Gum arabic, Kolanut, Maize, Melon, Millet, Palm kernels, Palm oil, Rice, Rubber, Sorghum, Soybean, Banana, Yam, Livestock production, etc which are means for foreign exhange, provision of jobs, development of other sectors of the nation thereby increasing the standard of living of the masses.
Hence, for the eradication of poverty and the stabilization of the economy, individuals need to have an enlightened mind that the success of the agricultural sector is for all anand not to be committed to the hands of rural farmers alone. By by I lll9 by
The government should give proper attention to it’s implementation by provision of farm equipment and machineries, establishment of schemes for subsidizng farm produce, building of standard infrasture like farm storage per community, supply of agricultural inputs and fertilizer and agricultural product protection policies.
In conclusion, when you invest in agriculture; you’re not only securing your financial future, you’re lending a hand to push poverty further away from your Nation.