The federal government is working together with the United States to improve the food system.
According to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the undertaking is to address the threat of hunger, combat malnutrition, lessen poor diet and related disease among others.
The federal government and the United States has led a procession of public discussion at national and sub-national level that took place yesterday in the presentation of Nigeria’s food system mapping announcement to state government across the six geopolitical zones.
Senior special assistant to the vice president on media and publicity, Laolu Akande indicated this in a statement titled “Osinbajo lead collaboration with UN to improve food systems in Nigeria.”
According to the report Osinbajo spoke at the consolidatory discussion for the UN food system submission in Abuja.
He said aside from realizing the 2030 plan for sustainable improvement, and guaranteed food security for a thriving population the sustainable food system effort fit into the Buhari administration to eradicate poverty across Nigeria.
He said for the government of Nigeria our obligation to a sustainable food system is one of the policies to eliminate poverty across Nigeria.
We know that our target of lifting a hundred million Nigerians out of poverty within a decade is only feasible if we focus substantially on expanding agriculture and the food system which assure us of not just good food but also jobs.
Osinbajo urged all stakeholders to clarify the recommendations of the dialogue to prompt action demanding that it would mean embracing the change compelled for the modernization of farming practices, industrialization, and repost-harvest losses.
Source: punch News