The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has inaugurated a 16-person Organic Agriculture Innovation Committee.
At the inauguration of the committee on Wednesday in Abuja, the secretary of the FCT Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat (ARDS) mandate, Mallam Abubakar Ibrahim, said the committee would help strengthen organic farming initiatives across the country. territory.
He explained that with the committee, more would be done in the area of food security as well as the revival of production.
Ibrahim, who said the committee members were selected from diverse backgrounds based on the recommendation contained in the proposed National Organic Agriculture Policy, would address the challenges of organic agriculture in the Capital Territory federal.
“This inauguration is also an indication that the FCT administration is keen to make the practice of organic farming a reality in the territory,” he said.
The Secretary of Terms, who leads the committee, listed the terms of reference, including proposing programs, policies and regulations for the development of the value of products / organic products.
Others aim to facilitate the mobilization and organization of actors in the organic agriculture value chain into viable cooperative societies capable of supporting their aspirations to derive health, economic and social benefits from the sector, among others.