FAO urges improved millet production to tackle hunger in Nigeria

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The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), has called for improved cultivation of millets, as a tool to address hunger, malnutrition in Nigeria.

Fred Kafeero, FAO representative in Nigeria stated this in Abuja on Tuesday, at the commemoration of the 2023 International Year of Millets.

“Millets, those tiny but mighty grains, have played an important role in the sustenance and nourishment of communities across the globe.

“We recognize their immense nutritional value, and their contribution to food security, poverty alleviation, and sustainable agriculture,” he said.

He reaffirmed FAO’s commitment in offering technical assistance to the government of Nigeria in its efforts to promote the cultivation, consumption, and commercialisation of millets.

“With renewed enthusiasm and determination, there is no doubt we will harness the potential of millets to combat hunger, malnutrition, and the challenges posed by climate change”.

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