All Africa (October 30, 2015) Much has been said about the primordial stage of the nation’s agriculture. It is a rain -fed one and vulnerable to an extreme weather condition. The farming system too has been an archaic one leaning on a small-scale. As compared to the trend in other developing countries, the utilization of agricultural inputs is not that heartening. The prevalent global warming and climate change challenges further aggravate the situation. The sector is a means of subsistence for over 80 per cent of the population. Thus, without modernizing the sector let alone increasing productivity, it is impossible to score sustainable growth and attaining food self sufficiency.