NACHCARD seeks entrepreneurship centres nationwide

The National Committee of the Heads of Colleges of Agriculture and Related Disciplines (NACHCARD) has called for the establishment of entrepreneurship centres nationwide.

In addition, the body has advocated for support from the Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with international donor agencies to state colleges of agriculture across the country.

NACHCARD, in a communiqué issued Thursday in Abuja at the end of its 59th regular meeting, said it recognised the importance of entrepreneurship centre as avenue for internship programme and skill acquisition for agricultural graduates, farmers and other stakeholders in agricultureof Agriculture & Rural Development in enhancing their capital budget allocation and passing the ARCN amended Bill in view of the strategic role of ARCN in resolving the problems of food insecurity and training of reliable extension workers in the country.

“NACHCARD also appreciate the efforts of the Honourable Ministers of Agriculture, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Agriculture & Rural Development and Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Agric, Colleges and Institutions in fast tracking the enabling bills for the establishment of Federal Colleges of Agriculture and Related Disciplines through the amendment of ARCN Act and the National Agricultural Development Trust Fund as alternative source of funding for Agricultural Research System in the country.”…..