The Kwara State government reiterated its commitment to create an enabling and more sustainable environment for agrifood systems.
Speaking at the commemoration of World Food Day 2021, on the theme “Our actions, our future – better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life” in Ilorin, Commissioner State to Agriculture and Rural Development, Hon. Saba Yisa Gideon, said that the current state administration has ensured that food arrives at the tables of its citizens through the policies and projects carried out so far by the state government.
The commissioner said these efforts include developing the Kwara State Agricultural Transformation Plan, further digitizing agricultural value chains, purchasing 15 tractors and their attachments for rental by farmers in a subsidized amount / rate, the purchase of two bulldozers for clearing agricultural land. activities, the purchase and sale of agricultural inputs such as fertilizers, seeds and herbicides at subsidized prices / rates, and FADAMA NG-CARES intervention grants for small farmers, among others.
He noted that the commemoration of World Food Day was a way for governments and organizations around the world to organize events and advocacy campaigns to raise awareness about hunger and malnutrition.
Also speaking, the Director General of the Center for Community Empowerment and the Eradication of Poverty (CCEPE), Mr. Abdurrahman Ayuba, said the event aimed to commemorate the United Nations food and
Organization of agriculture in 1945 after the wars.
“This day is widely celebrated by many organizations concerned with hunger, poverty and food security and that is why it is not surprising that the Center for Community Empowerment and the Eradication of Poverty (CCEPE ) with financial assistance from ActionAid (International) Nigeria provides support to smallholders Organization of Farm Women in Nigeria.
“CCEPE recognizes the enormous contribution of women to the agricultural sector, especially in rural communities. Women constitute nearly 80 percent of the workforce in the agricultural value chain, but their contributions remain unrewarded and their needs largely unmet.
“The goal, as it remains today, is to help project and find solutions to the challenges facing the agricultural sector, ranging from issues of inadequate budget allocation to the sector, inadequate land for the sector. ‘agriculture, poor road network from farm to market, lack of access to agricultural inputs, invasion of farmland by herders, lack of funds available to farmers, threat of climate change and policies agricultural inefficient.
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