Agriculture

We aim for the attainment of self sufficiency in food production through the development of large-scale commercial agriculture. Key policy initiatives include providing access to factors of production at affordable rates, leveraging the federal government’s bargaining power to enable access to preferential purchase terms from agricultural equipment and products suppliers, strengthening extension services for marketing of agricultural goods, researching and disseminating best practices for growing crops and livestock, creating a platform for agricultural entrepreneurs to emerge by providing training and access to start-up funds for 1,000 agricultural entrepreneurs in each local government area, and leveraging infrastructure (roads, rail, ports and electric power) to help facilitate movement of agricultural produce to market and maintain cold/storage chains to help minimise spoilage.