United States Africa Development Foundation has invested over N8.64 billion ($24 million) to boost capacity of farmers across the country. Speaking at an Agriculture mini-fair, organised by the foundation in collaboration with Diamond Development Initiative, stakeholders in the sector, including the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Syminton, Executive Director, Diamond Development Initiative, Adamu Garba, President, United States Africa Development Foundation, C. D. Glin, Chairman of the Foundation, Jack Leslie, said Nigeria must improve agricultural sector to meet food security in the face of growing population. Syminton noted that the country must take advantage of youths and women population to grow the agricultural sector.He stressed the need for the sector to not only export raw materials but ensure that the products are processed; adding that by so doing the sector would transform more lives.
Leslie pledged that the foundation would continue to drive the development of the sector in Africa, particularly in Nigeria, through partnership, participation and promotion of private sector led initiative.He said: “I know we are seen as helping you to do the things that you do in the communities but your success is our success; your success is very important to the U.S.” Read More: