The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Muhammad Nanono said the 2021 Feed Nigeria Summit would build Nigeria’s agribusiness ecosystem efficiently and sustainably.
He announced this at the opening of the Summit with the theme: Post COVID-19: A repaired food system, pathway to a revived economy,” in Abuja.
Nanono added that there was the need to reposition the agricultural sector as the nation’s key economic growth vehicle, noting that the theme of the summit could not be more pivotal to the national discourse on how to create a sustainable growth trajectory, using agriculture as the leverage to revive and stabilise the economy.
The summit offered stakeholders the opportunity to review the new agricultural policy, the National Agricultural Transformation and Innovation Plan NATIP and to discuss the implementation vehicles for the processes.
In his remarks, the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mustapha Shehuri noted that the theme of the summit was apt, as it would further accelerate the discussion that would illuminate the pathway to National food security.