As part of efforts to ensure the good health of citizens, soils, plants and the ecosystem, control the use of chemical and toxic inputs that can cause serious damage to humans and the environment while by strengthening the growth and development of the organic farming sector in the country, the speakers of the recently concluded National Summit of Organic Farming Companies called on the federal government to develop a policy on agriculture biological.
Stakeholders in a study titled: âNigeria Organic Agriculture Policy Study,â presented by the National Coordinator of the Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA) Initiative in Nigeria, Dr Olugbenga O. AdeOluwa, said that various stakeholders are interested in the planning and execution of agricultural projects. policies and programs in Nigeria, as many are unaware of any related organic policies in their organizations.
He therefore called on the legislative arm of the government to enact a bill on organic farming policies.
AdeOluwa said the need for an organic farming policy is critical in Nigeria for various reasons, adding that all aspects of the organic farming value chain should be included in the organic farming policy by ensuring the participation of decision-makers in organic farming activities and programs.
âThe government should promote a manly extension liaison service that is empowered and supported by adaptive research and mobile staff equipped with the necessary media facilities and information. And organic farming programs should also be monitored and their effectiveness evaluated in terms of the specific geographic impact of that program, while policy makers / planners should identify and evaluate alternative or different organic farming intervention programs. in terms of their immediate and long-term impacts, “he said.