Federal Government and UN Advocate Holistic Approach to Achieving Sustainable Food Chain in Nigeria

Afaf Fahchouch
Afaf Fahchouch
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The Federal Government and the United Nations stressed the importance of adopting a comprehensive approach to establishing a sustainable food chain in Nigeria. The event, jointly organized by the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning (FMFBNP) and the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), highlighted the complexities of the food system, encompassing intricate networks of food production, processing, and consumption.

Mr. Nebeolisa Anako, the Permanent Secretary of FMFBNP, emphasized the significance of addressing the transportation, production, and distribution challenges in the food value chain. The goal is to reduce hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition by promoting healthy and sustainable food practices. The country aims to decrease its reliance on food imports while fostering sustainable food trade and production.

Mr. Ernest Umakhihe, the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), stressed the need for collective efforts to ensure food security in Nigeria. Despite the nation’s abundant agricultural resources, it faces persistent challenges in food security, malnutrition, and hunger. Identifying and addressing these multifaceted issues is crucial for paving the way toward a sustainable food future.

Ronald Kayanja, the Director of UNIC, praised Nigeria’s endeavors in achieving food security, recognizing the country’s significance both regionally and globally. The call for a holistic approach reflects the commitment of the Federal Government and the United Nations to tackle the complexities of the food system and achieve a sustainable food chain for the nation.

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