GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has harped on the need for agricultural research institutes to embark on demand-driven projects, just as farmers should produce based on specific demands by their consumers. Ajimobi’s charge came against the backdrop of what he called wide gap among farmers, consumers, processors, which he said was counterproductive to the desired agricultural development in the state. Such demand-driven agriculture, he added will help address the challenges of food insecurity, unemployment, retard in rural development and phase out obsolete technology. In his remarks, Oyewumi emphasised the need for demand-driven agriculture that is sustained, so as to meet the needs of the growing population. We need sustained agricultural practice to meet the needs of the growing population,” Oyewumi said.
Source: Nigerian Tribune October 11, 2018 15:58 UTC