Nigerian Government seeks Global Solutions to transform Agri-food Systems 

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Ahead of the World Food Day 2022, the Nigerian Government has called for global solutions to transform agri-food systems as the food crisis continues to escalate around the world.

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar, made this call in Abuja while addressing journalists during a media conference as part of activities commemorating the World Food Day 2022. This year’s theme is “Leaving no one behind, Better Production, Better Nutrition, a Better Environment and Better Life.”



World Food Day is celebrated annually on October 16 to promote global awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and to highlight the need to ensure healthy diets for all.

Abubakar urged all relevant stakeholders to come together to bring about the transformation the world needs as it continues to grapple with multiple crises including conflicts, displacement, economic shocks, escalating food prices, and climate change, among others.

According to him, the aforementioned crises have resulted in food scarcity and affected global food supply, adding that the main objective of the World Food Day is to celebrate the promotion of food security around the world, especially during difficult times.

Also, the minister advised Nigerians to eat mindfully and consider that millions of people are unable to afford one meal for themselves.

“We need to rededicate ourselves to this very important event and its purpose by drawing attention through global awareness, bold action and innovation to enhance effectively the channels that make our food systems stronger and more equitable.

“This day serves as a catalyst for people to get involved, reduce food waste and help feed millions so that hunger-related problems around the world are significantly reduced,” he said.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) designated October 16 as World Food Day in 1979.




Source: Agro Nigeria

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