Country Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, (FAO), Suffyan Koroma says that hunger in Nigeria and the world can end by 2030.
Koroma made this known at the sensitization walk organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with the FAO to begin activities to mark the 2018 World Food Day in Abuja Nigeria’s capital themed “Our Actions Our Future, a Zero Hunger World by 2030 is possible.”
In his address, the FAO Country Representative said that zero hunger could be achieved if all the things relevant to agriculture were taken into consideration.
“How do we control for pest? Now we are seeing conflict emerging, climate change, issues of flooding, all of this issues are things that are relevant in achieving Zero Hunger so I hope we will continue the strive of this government in enhancing this drive to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030.” He said
He noted that that for agriculture to survive, the right legal framework and policies need to be embraced.
“How efficient they are, the energy, effective legislation all of this should contribute to Zero Hunger and also knowledge of what to produce and for what market, Transportation, energy, education legal framework, this is all the efficient things we need for agriculture to thrive.” He said