UN Launches $9m Food Security Project In Nigeria

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.    Photo: AFP

The United Nations has launched a nine million-dollar food security project in Kaduna state to improve the livelihood of farmers in the state.

Briefing newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, Edward Kallon, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, said the project known as ”Food Africa” was to ensure improved nutrition and food sufficiency in the country.

Kallon said the project was an innovative approach aimed at revamping the food sector to create new jobs for young people, increase farmers’ revenue, improve productivity, enhance nutrition and reduce food loss through the adoption of more sustainable production practices.

He said the project would be implemented in partnership with various UN agencies, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals Fund (UN SDG-F) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

He said the other facilitators of the project included the Sahara Group, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Roca Brothers and the Kaduna State government, among others.

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