Friday, 27 December 2013

CYC agitates for agric funding

The Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) has called on all commonwealth heads of governments to provide of more funding to the agricultural sector to help revitalise and modernise the sector by providing contemporary agricultural facilities. Chairperson of the council, Comrade Ahmed Adamu, in a statement last weekend said the CYC will chase for increase in budgetary allocation for agricultural sector. “Agriculture has been a major provider of employments to large number of young people in commonwealth countries, but this sector needs to be modernised in many of these countries so as to make it attractive to young people. “As the sector is been modernized, new equipment and facilities will be introduced, the CYC will ensure that youth are properly trained on how to make use of these facilities, and they will be sensitized on the potentials of the sector in changing their lives,” he said. He said the sector has lost its prestige in the eyes of so many young people due to its traditional nature. Adding that investing in all value chains of agriculture will create millions of job opportunities to teaming unemployed young people in the commonwealth countries. According to him, the CYC through the regional, national and local youth structures will identify the youth that need support in agriculture. This, he assured, will include youth that are already into agriculture and those that want to join the sector, while relevant business collaborations and sponsorship will be facilitated to empower these young people. - See more at:

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