Danish envoy and investor encourage more youth participation in Nigerian agriculture

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The Sector Counsellor of Food and Agriculture at the Royal Danish Consulate General in Lagos, Nigeria, Sanne Chipeta, and a Danish investor in Nigeria, Snorri Sigurdsson, stated that access to land, education, and finance is crucial in getting young people to embrace agriculture and succeed in their ventures.

Speaking recently, when they visited the IITA Youth in Agribusiness (IYA) Office at the institute’s headquarters in Ibadan, Oyo State, the team noted that Nigeria could leverage its vast human and natural resources for improved agricultural productivity.

In her remarks, Chipeta stressed that as efforts were being made to encourage more youths to embrace agriculture, literacy issues and access to land should be institutionalized for efficiency and sustainability.

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