FAO reiterates support to Nigeria’s efforts to tackle food insecurity

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has reiterated its commitment to support the Federal Government ‘s efforts to ensure food sufficiency.
The FAO country representative, Fred Kafeero said this on Thursday at the 44th meeting of the National Council on Agriculture and Rural Development (NCARD) in Abuja.
He said the theme of the meeting, which is “Nigeria’s Agriculture and Food Security in the face of COVID-19, Floods and Insecurity, ” was timely.
Kafeero, however, said the theme was a call for action to cushion the knock-on effects of these shocks and threats on the livelihoods of a large section of the population, especially vulnerable groups.
He urged the Government to provide enabling environment for private participation, creating synergy, engaging other sectors, interventions for smallholders farmers and scale up Agriculture Mechanisation Programme.
” I assure that FAO’s committment to support efforts of the Nigeria Government still stands, we are here to work with you and support you,” he said…


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