<!– Honeybees(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) –>
Mr. Sola Adeniyi, Executive Director of an NGO, `GoGreen Africa Initiative’, has promised to empower farmers in apiculture with the right training and provide technical know-how to willing farmers to improve on bee farming.
Adeniyi made the promise on Friday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, the News Agency of Nigeria.
He said that the act of apiculture was practised around the world, saying it is something farmers in Nigeria should look into to generate more wealth for the nation when exported. He added that the NGO was developing a series of outreach programmes for farmers in need of pollination services as a source of nutrition and providing income for bee farmers.
“Our passion is to empower farmers with practical beekeeping skills, provide training on development and implementation of apiculture projects for honey production across Africa. We will want farmers to get informed and empowered to learn about different available agribusiness opportunities that will uplift them,’’ he said.
Adeniyi said that there was a need for young farmers to get involved in bee farming because it had huge potential for economic growth.
“A lot of people do not know the tremendous monetary value they can get out of bee farming,’’ he said.
He, however, appealed to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to look into apiculture to help grow the economy of the nation.
Adeniyi also appealed to the Federal Government to provide farmers with modern farming technologies to enhance farming activities and to encourage young farmers.
You may be interested
Breaking: BudgIT Co-founder, Seun Onigbinde, resigns appointment as technical Adviseradmin - September 16, 2019
Co-founder of BudgIT, Seun Onigbinde, has announced his resignation as Technical Adviser to the Minister of State for Budget and…
Nigerians on Twitter react to killings of ladies in hotels in PortHarcourtadmin - September 16, 2019
Nigerians have called for the police and relevant government authorities to take action over the recent killings of ladies at…
EPL: De Gea speaks after signing new contract at Man Utdadmin - September 16, 2019
Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea has signed a new long-term contract at the club that will keep him at…