In line with the drive to achieve food security in Kogi, Synergos Nigeria, under the sponsorship of State Partnership for Agriculture (SPA) has recently developed a new Agriculture Investment Plan (AIP) for Kogi State.
Head of Agriculture, Technoserve Nigeria, Dr. Abdulrahman Danbaba, disclosed this at a meeting themed “AIP and Cropping Calendar Review Meeting’’ in Lokoja
During the conference, Danbaba, said the plan was driven by the need to support and direct the state government in advancing investments in the agriculture sector.
According to him, “A state without a plan for agriculture is just like a ship and a captain without a compass. The plan is supposed to give direction.’’
Member of the National Agricultural Extension Research Services, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria Prof. Paul Bolorunduro stated that the development was in line with the directive of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) which made it mandatory for African countries to develop their Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs).
Bolorunduro said this would guide investors to know the potential, the opportunities and picture of likely dividends of their investments.
He further advised the stakeholders at the meeting to co-opt the AIP document into the state Bureau for Public-Private Partnership (BPPP) platform to attract investors.