Agric Contributes 24 % To GDP’

Agric Contributes 24 % To GDP’

Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, MrTemitopeFashedemi, says the agricultural sector has contributed 24 per cent to the country’s Gross Domestic Product.

Fashedemi who disclosed this at the inception workshop on the Abatement of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants in the Nigerian Agricultural Sector project in Abuja said, the workshop is aimed at reducing open field burning in the sector.

He said, the sector also employed over 70 per cent of the population with predominantly small holder farmers, adding that a very critical reason emphasis must be on climate resilience in the sector, stressing that, the ministry of agriculture is responsible for developing the agricultural sector of the Nigerian economy with a view to growing the sector, driving income growth, accelerate food and nutrition security among others.

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