Mrs. Felicia Ayatse, the wife of Tor Tiv, the traditional ruler of the Tiv people, has called on women and youths in Benue state, North-Central Nigeria to embrace agriculture as a means of livelihood.
She gave the advice in a statement signed by the Special Assistant on Media to the Tor Tiv, Mr. Freddie Adamgbe in Makurdi.
Ayatse said that farming remains the traditional occupation of the people, adding tat agriculture is a more dependable source of livelihood and has the capacity to create several job opportunities.
She noted that the state is blessed with arable lands and natural resources which, if carefully harnessed, could create sustainable wealth for the people.
She, however, urged farmers to diversify from cultivating only yam, rice, millet and beans to the cultivation of carrot, green beans, water melon and cucumber as well as production of livestock.
The traditional ruler’s wife also advised the farmers that their continued reliance on conventional method of farming few crops is inimical to their yearning to earn more income.