Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Oxfam and Action Aid Nigeria, (AAN) facilitated a meeting. This was held on Wednesday in celebration of the World Food Day on October 16. This year’s theme is ‘Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together; Our action, our future’.
“Streamlining the mandates and operations of research institutes and federal colleges in the sector. Aligning the curricula of agricultural universities to the best technology and entrepreneurial practices. Restructuring the Bank of Agriculture to promote agro-allied enterprises, collaborating with financial institutions to facilitate credits to agribusiness initiatives. Mainstreaming youth and gender productivity.”
The dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Nasarawa State University, Olumuyiwa Jayeoba also spoke. He said that the government should provide for the needs of the people, especially in this period. Furthermore, the country director, AAN, Ene Obi said there should be an improvement in the agricultural investment sector.
Moreover, Fred Kafeero, the FAO country representative in Nigeria, spoke through Abubakar Suleiman. He mentioned some States in the country that is being assisted by the organization. Borno and Yobe States’ farmers have received some forms of intervention from FAO.