Kairos Events & Entertainment is organising the first ever Agritainment Face of Agric Nigeria (FOAN) Reality Show in Nigeria.
It is a concept aimed at changing the narrative of youths in their lackluster attitude towards agriculture.
The Face of Agric Reality TV Show 2020 is an Agritainment Show that seeks to discover, showcase, harness and empower the youth in the practice and business of Agriculture.
Face Of Agric Nigeria (FOAN) is an agritainment project and the first of its kind. It is a strategic project to be used as a tool to attract the Nigerian youths into agriculture putting in view the youths interest in entertainment related projects. The event targets the Nigerian youths resident in the urban centres.
Face Of Agric Nigeria (FOAN) 2020 targets the Nigerian youths aged 18-32. A total of 48 contestants are selected from the six geo-political zones in Nigeria.
These 48 contestants would be housed in a boot camp for 90 days. Participants would be put through the technological know-how in various agricultural practices from ground to the final consumer and hopefully they will become proficient.
This will proselytize business and economic opportunities, both local and international. It will encourage community development and cultural exchange amongst the participants. Another objective of the project FOAN is to support the government in achieving exceptional milestone in agriculture which would have profound effect on the growth of the economy.
The agricultural sector is one of the most important sectors in the economy of any Nation, it should provoke a tangible economic development.
So many years ago Agriculture was one of the primary drivers of the economy of this nation, the discovery of oil in the mid-fifties gradually pushed agriculture to the back burner, attention was shifted to crude oil as our number one source of revenue.
Mono economy would not suffice in a country with a teeming population as Nigeria, it is therefore pertinent to shift from a single income source to multiple income sources. This is achievable by economic diversification.
One of the central points of action in this economic diversification is to completely resuscitate the Agricultural sector, which in turn will address the issue of food insecurity and to a large extent address the issue of unemployment. This is the trajectory of the FOAN project.
The entertainment industry is thriving in Nigeria, it has taken thousands of youths away from the streets.
As the organizers of the Face Of Agric Nigeria project, we are going to employ entertainment as a platform to attract optimal number of the Nigerian youths in the urban centers to engage in agricultural practices.
The average Nigerian youths living in the urban areas believe that agricultural practices are meant for the rural dwellers, even those who studied agriculture related courses in the higher institutions do not want to practice. FOAN is designed to change this mindset.
It is not news that it has become increasingly difficult to feed the teeming population; therefore, it is imperative that we develop our agricultural sector, a feat that will be futile until the most potent human capital “The Youth” is actively involved.
As the world battles the COVID-19 virus, it is only a matter of time before we realize that we have entered a new Era and an Agro-revolution will be required to stem the tides.
For further enquires and correspondence please visit www.faceofagricnigeria.com