Food security in Nigeria is a challenge because of the less focus on large-scale agriculture. Agriculture can be a significant source of revenue to the Nigerian economy. Over the years, oil revenue has been the source of revenue for the country; however, agriculture is an excellent alternative to improve the population's nutritional status. The majority of farmers in Nigeria depend on seasons to plant and harvest. This seasonal production affects the quantity of food produced and available to the community, especially at the family level, not to talk of at the community level. Food security faces poor machines or mechanization, inadequate storage facilities, and poor transportation systems.
The FNI specialist group comprising professionals in agriculture and related disciplines will plan and strategically develop workable solutions to improve the Nation's nutrition.
To ensure that affordable and quality food and nutrition is available to all irrespective of social class and financial status through sustainable agricultural strategies and solutions.
1. To provide advisory support towards implementing policies to reduce poverty-related malnutrition.
2. To create solutions that will increase food security for the less privileged of the society, children, pregnant and lactating mothers.
3. To encourage the adoption of large-scale agriculture to improve the quantity and quality of food available to the population.
4. To provide implementable solutions towards providing adequate mechanization to improve food production.
5. To promote agriculture as the alternative to oil in sustaining the economy and providing food security.
6. To organize conferences and seminars aimed to gain better insight into agriculture and its impact on the Nation.
This membership is open to registered members of NDF who are interested in impacting the agricultural sector. Members can include Agriculturists, food scientists, dietitians, nutrition educators, soil scientists, and so forth.Back to Professional Groups Donate