FCTA Innaugurates 16-man Committee To Strenghtening Organic Agriculture

FCTA Innaugurates 16-man Committee To Strenghtening Organic Agriculture

By Ismaila Jimoh, Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has inaugurated a 16-man committee on organic agriculture innovation platform/technical advisory.

At the inauguration of the committee on Wednesday in Abuja, the mandate Secretary FCT Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat (ARDS), Mallam Abubakar Ibrahim said the committee would help in strengthening the Organic agriculture initiatives across the territory.

He explained that with the committee more will be done in the area of  food security as well as boosting the production.

Ibrahim stated that the committee members were selected from diverse background based on the recommendation contained in the proposed National Policy on Organic Agriculture which would address the challenges of organic agriculture in the Federal Capital Territory.

He said, “The committee is constituted in line with the recommendation contained in the proposed National Policy on Organic Agriculture in anticipation of the purposeful contributions and crucial roles you are going to play in addressing the challenges of organic agriculture in FCT.

“This inauguration is also an indication that that FCT Administration is desirous to make the practice of organic agriculture a reality in the territory” he said. 

The mandate Secretary who heads the committee listed terms of the reference to include to propose programs, policies and regulations for the development of organic produce/ products value.

Others are to facilitate mobilization and organizing stakeholders in the Organic farming value chain into viable cooperatives societies that will be capable of supporting their aspirations of deriving health, economic and social benefits from the sector amongst others.


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