NEED FOR HIGH QUALITY SERVICE STRESSED AT Ifad/LIFE/ND WORKING SESSION WITH STAKEHOLDERS ON EXTENSION SERVICE DELIVERY.
In its desire to boost agricultural output in the State IFAD/LIFE-ND, Ondo State Project Coordinating Office has held a WORKING SESSION for stakeholders on extension service delivery.
During the session, the attendees were taught on how to adopt inclusive extension delivery system with a view to improving the capacity of the state public extension system.
Officials of Agricultural Development Programmes(ADPs) FROM THE Department of Extension Services AND THE DIRECTORS OF AGRIC FROM THE 10 PROJECT LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS were in attendance for the WORKING SESSION ON innovative delivery system.
Addressing the Extension stakeholders, the Programme Manager of ADP, Mr. Babasola Adeniyan stated that the workshop became necessary to ensure high quality extension delivery by the private sector, as well as initiate new approaches to be up-scaled by the private sector.
He noted that Extension officers and all agricultural Departments are consistent with the current Federal Government policy on extension.
The Programme Manager of ADP, therefore, implored the extension agents present to ensure that they give full support to the LIFE-ND beneficiaries in all the project communities in the state to enhance the adoption of new innovation in all the relevant value chain of the beneficiaries across the Local govrrnment areas.
Moreover, in his address, the State Project Coordinator, Prince Olawale Ademola, appreciated the ADP for the efficient service delivery to all IFAD / LIFE- ND beneficiaries in the project communities.
Commending the progress recorded in the projects, Prince Ademola also appreciated all Directors of Agric from the 10 project local government areas PRESENT FOR THE WORKING SESSION for their consistent support to the Project.
However, IFAD/Life-NG focuses on improving and increasing cassava, cocoa, fisheries and poultry production to arrest food insecurity in the country.
Through the programme, a number of youths AND WOMEN have been provided with employment in the state.