The Kwara State Government has acquired 12,000 hectares of land for cultivation in the next farming season.
The Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed said the state government has designed a scheme for the value chain and de-risking of agric-business to make it more attractive to farmers.
Governor Ahmed said this when he received a proposal on agriculture from the Vice Chancellor, Landmark University, Kwara state.
”I promise to partner Landmark University and similar institutions in developing the agricultural sector…I also assure you that my government will explore research and employment opportunities in the partnership,” the governor stated.
Diversification of economy
He called on government at all levels to move from paying lip service to the actual diversification of the economy through agriculture, saying that his government would sustain concerted effort in driving agric-business in the state.
The Vice Chancellor of Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Professor Aize Obayan said the move was to collaborate with the government in driving agricultural business, farm practices and research to make the state a hub of agriculture in Nigeria.
Professor Obayan said that the University was poised to championing agrarian revolution in Nigeria.
He commended the state government on its initiatives and intervention in the agricultural sector.