Partnering with FMAFS to scale innovation for food security in Nigeria
The Nigeria Ministry for Agriculture and Food Security is set to collaborate with IITA to scale technologies as part of measures to implement the government’s 8-point agenda.
During a recent visit to the office of the Minister for Agriculture and Food Security, Honorable Abubakar Kyari, in Abuja, IITA Director General and Regional Director for CGIAR in Africa, Dr Simeon Ehui, said the Institute values the strong support of the Nigerian government and would like to align with the national programs.
“I would like for the national programs to be key partners with IITA, leveraging the research innovations to address food insecurity in Nigeria,” said Dr Ehui.
In his welcome remarks, the Honorable Minister revealed that the visit came at a time when the Ministry is exploring proven ways to turn around food systems in the country, adding that there is a need to look at sustainable strategies that would help initiate strong institutionalized policies.