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Mr Dapo Olorunyomi, Chief Executive Officer, Premium Times Nigeria, on Monday said that the organisation was collaborating with some stakeholders in efforts to overhaul the country’s agricultural sector.

Olorunyomi said this in Abuja at a National Symposium on Agriculture, organised by Premium Times Nigeria and supported by Nigeria Incentive-Base, Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL).

He said that the organisation was collaborating with some agricultural stakeholders to effectively address the challenges facing the agricultural sector, with a view to finding the way forward.

He said that the symposium was designed to stimulate quality interaction at the different levels of the agricultural value chain.

Olorunyomi said that the partnership between Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism and NIRSAL would spearhead the interaction.

“If you look at agricultural policy all the year, you can see that something is missing; there is a communication gap.

“Now, what we are looking at is how we can fill the gap in such a way that it can bring about a positive outcome, and that is our focus.

“It is believed that after the symposium, the local community farmers will have a clear knowledge of the policy and market incentives so as to maximise the gains of their production.

“It will also facilitate access to the efforts and impact of NIRSAL in de-risking the agricultural sector,’’ he said.

Olorunyomi said that the main goal of…



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