Agribusiness: Path to transforming food systems

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In a strategic move to align multilateral partnerships for food and nutrition security in Africa, a maiden edition of the Agribusiness for Food Security Initiative was held recently at IITA headquarters in Ibadan.

The high-profile event, hosted by Oyo State Governor Engineer Seyi Makinde and chaired by former Nigerian President and IITA Honorary Ambassador Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, critically explored research and private sector involvement in addressing the challenges of food and nutrition insecurity at state, national, and continental levels.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Governor Makinde said the initiative is key to the ongoing agriculture transformation efforts by the state government, adding that the Agribusiness for Food Security Initiative is coming at an important time when Oyo State is actively driving a new way of practicing agriculture.

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