Federal Government and IFAD Train Rural Farmers On Food System Dialogue in Ondo State
The Federal Ministries of Agriculture and Finance in conjunction with IFAD have begun the training of rural communities farmers on ways to improve the quality of food being made available for the people.
The programme is designed in such a way that already established farmers by IFAD will now impart the knowledge into others selected in each community to increase and improve on the quality and quantity of food being consumed by the people. At the training held at Bolorunduro, an agrarian community in Akure North local government area, the National Agro Business Coordinator of IFAD, Mrs. Antonia Ezenwa the idea was to 'hear from those involved in the food production system at the local level'. She said the rural farmers were engaged to ascertain what was not being done right, which was impeding the achievement of food security, adding that such input would be taken as their contribution to the national level. In his contribution, the State Project Coordinator of IFAD, Mr. Olawale Ademola said ten local governments had been selected to participate in the first phase.
“We are covering 10 Communities per council area amounting to 100 Communities in total and largely 4250 youths will be spread across 100 communities, mainly rural dwellers.
The United Nations is disturbed by the increasing rate at which diseases such as cancer, diabetes and the like are becoming rampant among our people in this part of the world. The UN in partnership with Federal Government and NDDC now engaged IFAD to use its platform to reach rural farmers on board.