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Nigeria Government announces a summit on agriculture and food.

The Federal Government has disclosed plans for a summit about Agriculture and food security this year. The Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Sen. Abubakar Kyari, shared this with Dr Donal Brown, Associate Vice-President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), on Tuesday in Abuja.

He said the meeting aims to gather a diverse group of partners representing the public, private, and social sectors. They want to focus on new ways to improve farming and help small farmers.

He praised IFAD for dealing with unprecedented challenges in the global food system.

”Nigeria is committed to working closely with IFAD on Inclusive Agri-Food System Transformation and Smallholder farmers’ empowerment.

”Also, our commitment to partnership with IFAD on Innovative Finance for Food System is evident in our participation in the United Nations Food System Stocktaking moment in July, 2023,” he said.

He expressed confidence that promoting Inclusive Agri- food system transformation, smallholder farmers’s empowerment and innovative financing was the way to go.

The minister assured IFAD of the federal government’s strong commitment to their multilateral partnership.

Earlier, Brown reiterated IFAD’s continued support to the Federal Government.

He said that Nigeria was one of IFAD`s strongest partners, saying that one of his missions was to strengthen and deepen the partnership.

Brown said that some of the key projects which Nigeria had identified with have had significant impact at improving production.

 

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