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Osun Youths commend JDPMC for sustaining their interest in Agriculture through technical support

Osun state Youths under the umbrella body of the Sustainable Farmers’ Association also known as ‘SUFA’ have commended the Justice, Development and Peace Makers’ Centre, (JDPMC) Osogbo for its laudable efforts towards ensuring the sustainability of Youths’ interest in Agricultural practice.

The youths gave the commendation during a 2-day Annual Youth Training organized by Justice, Development and Peace Makers’ Centre as part of an attempt to reshape the perspective of youths in Osun state.

Speaking on behalf of other participants Abioye Veronica, Akinyemi Paul and Adegboye Peter noted that the lessons learned from the training have opened their horizons to the prospect in agriculture both in crops and livestock.

They promised to justify the purpose of the training by applying all the recommended practices taught in their various farms while commending JDPMC for enhancing the capacity and interest of the youths in agriculture.

In her remark, the Head of Department for Rural Development Programme of the JDPMC, Onaolapo Morenike said that the aim of the annual training was to sustain the interest of the youths in agriculture and reduce the level of dependency in Osun state.

She added that the organization would not deter in building the capacity of the Youths to the maximum potentials in the state for their better tomorrow.

2021 Famine evasion: JDPMC draws strategic-agricultural plans for crop & livestock farmers

In taming the tide of hyperinflation rate in Nigeria and food scarcity, the Justice, Development and Peace Makers’ Centre, Osogbo has drawn strategic-agricultural plans that would ensconce Food Security and better Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for rural-crop and livestock farmers across Osun state.

These Strategic-agricultural plans were developed during A-day Farmers ‘/Stakeholders’ interactive Forum which focussed on the Economic implication of COVID-19 on Rural Agribusiness and the way forward.

The action reponse was followed by  the likelihood of impacts of the COVID-19 on the small scale farmers in Osun state and Nigeria as whole, knowing fully well that 70% of the Agricultural produce came from the rural farmers and communities.

Speaking on the philosophy behind the Plans, the General Coordinator, Rev. Fr. Peter Akinkunmi noted that many factors had worked against Rural  Farmers in 2020 which might likely make it impossible for them achieve bumper harvest and Food Security projection in 2021 occasioned by Corona Virus and its attendant consequences like lockdown, erratic rainfall pattern and high dependency of farmers on rain-fed agriculture .

“As a result of these factors, JDPMC deems it necessary to create a forum like this to cross-fertilize ideas through problems identification, need assessment and way forward to these challenges. It is our belief that this discussion we have had together today with the blueprint generated will yeild proper action and expected result by affected and relevant stakeholders as envisioned”, he said.

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A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF 2020 FARMERS’ FORUM ON STRATEGIC-AGRICULTURAL PLANS IN 2021 FOR FARMERS