FG, UN mobilise for national dialogue on food systems

The Federal Government and the are set t0 organise series of dialogue towards resilient, inclusive and sustainable systems by 2030.

This is contained a statement following a multi-sectoral, inter-agency planning meeting Abuja.

Mrs Olusola Idowu, national convenor of Nigeria Systems Summit Dialogue (FSSD), and , Budget and National Planning said the dialogue, which is to hold on Feb. 23, is based on five action tracks aligned with the current developmental priorities of Nigeria.





“The five action tracks include access to safe and nutritious for all; Shifting to sustainable Pattern; Boosting nation Position Production; Advancing equitable live hood; and Building resilience to vulnerabilities shocks and stress.”

“The Nigeria FSSD will be organised at three levels, the Inception National Dialogue, aimed at identifying food systems challenges from perspectives.




“The Exploratory Dialogues, planned to hold the six geo-political zones and cities to harness promising approaches from diverse stakeholders that contribute to food systems the country.

“And the Consolidatory Dialogues, aimed to exchange views on the pathway towards sustainable national food , identify intentions and commitments of different food actors,” Idowu said.






She explained that , the Food Systems Dialogue would create more inclusive, healthier food systems, encourage a collaborative approach towards building sustainable food systems and enhance the achievement of the sustainable development goals ().

The Resident Coordinator, Mr Edward Kallon, observed that the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened Nigeria’s food systems and the dialogue would provide a critical opportunity to tackle the weaknesses that were exposed by the .





“We must mobilise human and material resources across the country, and come together to dialogue on how to build back better, the ailing food systems.

“We are all members of the global food , and we all have a responsibility to act,” he said.





Kallon added that the Secretary-General’s Food Systems Summit was designed to galvanise new actions to deliver progress on all 17 , each of which relies to some degree on healthier, more sustainable and equitable food systems.




He further said that the dialogues would also enhance food security and sustainability of eco-based Agriculture and food systems around the world. (NAN)