Nigerian Government, reiterated its commitment to achieve food and nutritional security and creating job opportunities for the unemployed population.
The Director, Federal Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Mr Abudullahi Abubakar, said this at a two-day training on packaging and processing for women and youth in Abuja.
Abubakar was represented by the Deputy Director, Irrigation Agriculture and Crop Development Division, Federal Department of Agriculture, Mrs Sugra Mahmood.
He said that participants in the ‘training of trainers’ were drawn from various clusters comprising 60 per cent women and 40 per cent youth, including people with special needs.
This is in line with the affirmative action on gender inclusion and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) which the Ministry is faithfully promoting.
He said that the training in processing and packaging technologies would further strengthen farmers’ capacity to package foods with efficient utilisation of raw material and other resources.