Border closure: NGO launches magazine to educate youths more on agriculture

An NGO, Madison Development Partners (MDP) has launched a new magazine with the Theme “Nigerian Harvest” to educate Nigerian youths more on agriculture in every part of the country. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the vision of this quarterly magazine is to gather and serve the reading public with news about promising agricultural and rural development initiatives. It also aims to tell success stories that impact or have impacted the lives and livelihoods of Nigerians.

The NGO, while launching the magazine in Abuja, charged the government and all private sectors to galvanize efforts to support and provide Nigerians with useful information on agriculture that will enable abundant harvest in the country. Mr. Godson Ononiwu, the Publisher/Editor-in-chief of the magazine noted that the objectives and the vision of the magazine were to share knowledge and information on food and agriculture which touches the lives and livelihood of Nigerians currently.

Ononiwu said that development implied change, adding that change was the product of decision-based on the information. “That is why all actions in the agriculture value chains continually need and consume information to enable them to make progress.

“Over time, we find out that agriculture is being relegated, but now many people are pouring into agriculture hence the publishing of this magazine. “In the past few decades, so many programs on agriculture development have been instituted by the government and individuals with varying degrees of success.

“Some of them failed, while some others succeeded but unfortunately, many of them passed- off due to poor publicity or lack of media attention. “This magazine, therefore, hopes to transmute from Nigeria harvest into African Harvest not too long from now as predicted by a well-wisher, “he said.

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