Plant for Peace, an International Foundation, has called on Nigerian Government to advance agriculture in rural communities towards achieving food sufficiency and security.
The Founder, Plant for Peace, Mr James Brett, disclosed this at a zoom news conference in preparations to the organisation’s Agriculture Conference, slated for April 7, in Abuja.
Brett said that plans were on the way to assist rural communities and smallholder farmers in conflict and post conflict territory in Nigeria to become supplier-chain farmers rather than just for local consumption.
According to him, achieving food security and sustainable economy development for food sufficiency is calling for desperate measure which we must all come together to tackle headlong.
“The need to advance agriculture in rural development in the midst of conflict is resonated across borders.
” We must begin to stimulate troubled area of the world in empowering communities to become self-sufficient through sustainable agriculture and trend to fix smaller farmers and communities in Nigeria.
” We will be participating in global food market conference on advancing Nigeria’s agriculture and rural development in the midst of conflicts,” he said.
Also, Mr Michael Kadiri, Chief Executive Officer, AVAS Consulting, said that the amount of technology and infrastructure that would be delivered by Plant for Peace would create different compelling opportunities in the country’s agricultural sector.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El- Rufai are expected to flag-off the event.