This was said yesterday from the official twitter handle of Nalda, see tweet below
Hello Nigerians, we are glad to let you know that on the 10th of November 2020, the President will flag-off the National Young Farmers Scheme, the time has finally come for us to go #backtofarm. pic.twitter.com/yLRs4XLsN6
— NALDA (@NALDA_NG) November 8, 2020
National Agricultural Land Development Authority, under the Presidency, is saddled with the mandate of harnessing the full potentials of the vast arable lands in Nigeria, empowering small Holder and large Scale Farmers and mechanize, support the drive for Food and Fiber security while assisting in diversifying the nation’s economy, improving household incomes and enhancing revenue mobilization and generation nationwide.
Under the National Young Farmers Scheme Programme, NALDA will focus on encouraging the Nigerian youth to participate in agriculture. This projects final goal would be to encourage, empower and guide 1000 farmers from each of the 774 LGAs in Nigeria. This programme is intended to cut accross all facets of agriculture. We are currently running a pilot programme that involves empowering 100 young farmers from 3 LGAs in 16 states of the country for a total of 4,800 new young farmers.