Assistant Agriculture Minister for Regional Development, Research and Extension, Alvin Wesseh has stressed the need for a compulsory teaching of Agriculture in all primary and secondary learning institutions in Liberia.
According to Assistant Agriculture Minister Wesseh, doing such will increase the interest of the youthful population to get engage into the Agricultural sector.
He said due to the failure of past and present governments to enshrine Agriculture training in the learning curriculum of the country, an entire generation of young people has little or no knowledge in the sector.
Assistant Minister Wesseh said the lack of young people interest in Agriculture has contributed to a low manpower in the sector.
The youthful Assistant Minister said a maximum political will is required to implement such plan noting that this will contribute significantly to Liberia’s Food security.
Wesseh wants the Ministries of Agriculture and Education to collaborate on the development of a curriculum on Agriculture that will be taught in all schools.