By:Babagana Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri
The United Nations (UN) in collaboration with Federal Government; has strategized to implement the Food Systems Transformation (FST) pathways in the Northeast.
The strategic pathways; are to increase food production, storage and distribution” in the region, comprising Borno, Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe states.
Declaring the two-day sensitization workshop on UN food system, yesterday (Thursday), in Maiduguri, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state, disclosed that the transformation could overcome the various socio-economic crisis including poverty, unemployment and climate change.
Zulum, represented by his Chief of Staff, Prof. Hussaini Marte said that the ambitions about the national food system pathways could reduce poverty among smallholder farmers.
Besides, he added that men and youths can have greater access to food production for increased incomes and assets.
On the implementation of FST, he said: “The food system transformation pathways be integrated into the Borno State 25-year development programme and the decade strategic transformation plan.
In her brief remarks, the UN representative, Martine Uzamugura said the UN family is committed to continue work with government to strengthen and support stakeholders, particularly small holder farmers in the region.