Feed Nigeria Partners Govt On Food Production

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The Feed Nigeria Summit, is partnering the Federal Government to increase the production of foods – which have not kept pace with demand, its Director–General, Mr. Richard Mbaram has said.

Mbaram said a summit had been scheduled for between April 6 and 7 , at International Hotel,Victoria Island, Lagos to discuss strategies to drive progress in agriculture.

He said there was a need to bring together producers and leading industry representatives to agree to boost future production and open up new export opportunities.

He said the meeting would need to set new targets to turbo-charge exports, boost inward investment and support emerging agro companies to export overseas.

He said there is a significant opportunity for Nigeria to develop international sales and profile through exploration of new markets and opportunities opening up all the time,championing regional food growing local businesses and potentially creating more jobs.

According to him, Nigeria must embrace agricultural innovations to better compete in an evolving global bio-economy, by technologies to address challenges related to population, poverty, food insecurity and climate change.

He emphasised the underdevelopment of Nigeria ’s trade in agriculture, especially intra-regional trade, in spite of the potential for its expansion.

He said the mission of the summit was to work with development partners and the Federal Government to implement innovative solutions that could not only bolster agricultural performance, but also promote agri-food trade and food security.