The Federal Government has pledged to tackle food insecurity in the country through modern and holistic agricultural programs and policies.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh disclosed this at the Walk and Sensitization segment of the celebration of the 2017 World Food Day with the theme ‘’Change the future of migration: Invest in Agriculture and Rural Development’’.
The World Food Day is an international event established during the 20th session of the food and agriculture organization (FAO) of the United Nations conference in 1979 and is observed on 16th October annually by all member nations to promote worldwide effective action to end hunger, malnutrition, reduce poverty, improve food security and social economic conditions, especially of the rural populations.
The Minister said that the Federal Government had introduced an array of agricultural programmes to ensure food security and the long term economic growth of the nation.
‘’Accordingly, the Federal Government of Nigeria has committed itself on tackling food security in the nation and also to respond to the current challenges of food insecurity’’ the Minister stated.
The Minister also said that over the years, Nigeria agricultural sector has been focusing on the conventional paradigm of harnessing resources to sustain food security and that presently, the ministry is committed to making the sector a pivot for economic stabilization in diversifying, generating employment and creating wealth in the country.
Funmilayo R. Oloyinde
For: Director Information