The Association of Organic Agriculture Practitioners of Nigeria (NOAN) has called for farmers to go organic, while also appealing to the Lagos State Government to support in the establishment of an organic market at the state.
This called was made on Tuesday, in Lagos, at a training workshop and exhibitions on organic vegetables production organised by the Organic Agriculture Practitioners of Nigeria in an advocacy effort for the adoption of organic agriculture across the country.
The association also called on wife of the state governor, Bolanle Ambode and the state’s Iyaloja, Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, in supporting the association in organising a national trade fair for organic agriculture produces.
President of the association, Professor Victor Olowe, at the event, said the driving force behind organic agriculture was promotion of good health, while also giving some insight in the differences between organic agriculture products from conventional agriculture products.
Olowokere Florence, Chairman of Lagos-Ogun Organic Agriculture Innovation Platform, speaking on the benefits of the workshop said the workshop would prompt more farmers to go organic.