Mbanefo made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Awka.
According to the commissioner, the state now has a healthy database for agricultural activities to encourage youths to return to the practice.
He said that the database would enable the state government know the gender ratio of its farmers and guide them based on their capabilities.
He reiterated that agriculture had gone beyond the peasant way of cultivation to more strategic and technological methods.
“The state government needs more youths in the new trend of agriculture because agriculture currently can be done by precision.
“What it simply means is that farmers in the current trend need to be very smart and work based on various components they would put in place.
“Agriculture currently works with data gathering both in geographical, pictorial, gender, market strategy and creative skills.
“The aim is to bring in more women and youths back into it so as to curb the high level of unemployment,’’ he said.
He said that Gov. Willie Obiano had given priority to the new trend to ensure enough food for the family and for sales.
The commissioner said that the youths and women needed not go into agriculture blindly but should endeavour to acquire the new technology.
He said that the state government had put structures down to assist willing persons to achieve their goals.
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