Inefficient Researchers/ Farmers’ Linkages Stalling Breakthroughs – Minister

May 11, 2021
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BY PATIENCE IVIE IHEJIRIKA, Abuja

Minister of agriculture and rural development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono, has identified inefficient researchers farmers’ linkages as a major challenge to research breakthroughs in the sector.

He said the essence of research is most times defeated due to delays in dissemination of research output to farmers for adoption and generation of resealable feedback.

The minister, who was represented by the ministry’s director, extension, Engr. Frank Kudla, stated this at a national workshop on “Revitalisation of the Nigerian National Agricultural Extension System” with the theme: “Improved Strategies for Research Extension Farmers Inputs Linkage System”, held in Abuja.

“Inefficient researchers farmers’ linkages make a large proportion of research breakthroughs die on the researchers’ shelf,” he said. Nanono therefore called for policies and practices that will limit the dominance of public bureaucracy and drive private sector inclusion.

RELATED: African Economic Security Lies In Agriculture, Says Nanono

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