The Oyo State government has registered about 1000 farmers and 1500 food vendors for constant supply of foodstuff for its school feeding programme for children,
In addition, about 5,000 of youths in the state are undergoing training in food production in a collaboration with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA.
Commissioner for Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development, Mr. Oyewole Oyewunmi disclosed this to newsmen in Ibadan.
According to him, the farmers were registered in order to empower them and provide foods for the youths in the state.
Oyewunmi said, ‘’As we all know, food is critical for our youths. When you feed the youths, you make them happy and create a healthy life style for them. they will then spend their time wisely and have time for creative and productive vocations without having to worry about where to get the next meal’’