World Food Day: FAO wants value addition to Nigeria’s agric produce

Mr. Suffyan Koroma, the Country Representative of FAO, made the call in Abuja on Tuesday at a walk, organised to commemorate the 2018 World Food Day.

Koroma, who stressed that agricultural production would be a waste of time without value addition, appealed to the Federal Government to also consider other complimentary services which agricultural production needed to thrive.

Also speaking, Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said that the Federal Government through the ministry was working on how to improve the ease of doing business in the agriculture sector.

The minister, who was represented by Alhaji Nasiru Adamu, the Director of Planning and Policy Coordination in the ministry, said that the move was to ensure the attainment of food security and zero hunger by 2030.

Source: Daily Trust

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