Stakeholders in Organic Agriculture Set to Boost Food Safety

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In a bid to reduce unhealthy living and promote food security, stakeholders in organic agriculture have pledged to ensure that Nigerians consume safe foods.

Dr Olugbenga Adeoluwa, the Country Coordinator, Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA) Initiative in Nigeria, made the pledge on Wednesday at a three-day training, on Organic and Agroecological Agriculture, organized by the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in collaboration with Nigeria Go Organic and Organic and Agroecology Initiative, in Abuja.

According to Adeoluwa, participants of the training exercise would acquire knowledge on how to use and practice organic agriculture to achieve financial empowerment, job security, good governance and the sustainable use of environmental resources.

He added that the training would equally lift Nigeria out of obscurity for many people in the country to be knowledgeable on organic agriculture.

He added that the training was organized to spreadchi knowledge on organic agriculture, assuring that the training activities would cover all aspects.

Similarly, Mr David Akoji, the Special Assistant to the Director-General of NOA, noted that what people eat mattered, and as such, it was expedient that they ate right, because they are what they eat.

Represented by Dr Garba Abari, he disclosed that the NOA had a collective commitment to the organic agriculture initiative, therefore, ever ready to create sustainable awareness.

“We strongly believe that Organic Agriculture and Agroecology are the way to go as they promote safe and healthy products, higher nutritional value and longer shelf life,” he said.

Commending NOA partnership with EOA, Mrs Theresa Maduekwe, the Deputy Director, Public Enlightenment, Mass Mobilization Department expressed delight in this initiative, hoping that the training would go a long way in assisting participants.

Agro Nigeria

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