Despite severe flooding across the country,? the Federal Government has assured Nigerians that it has already put in place a Flood Recovery Food Production plan to support farmers in the flood affected areas, stating that the country would not have? food crisis.
Speaking at the event to commemorate this year’s? World Food Day yesterday at the Agric Show ground on Abuja – Keffi Road, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, said “the flood was a wakeup call with changing weather patterns, we must now develop policies for protecting farmers from the impacts of climate change.
He said: “But we have challenges, across the nation we are witnessing significant amounts of floods which have destroyed some of our farm lands. I have been to some of the affected areas. I am deeply saddened by the loss of lives and farm lands. The? President has shown remarkable leadership and put in place a robust system to address the challenges arising from the floods, especially for emergency relief, food and shelter for displaced populations. We have already put in place a Flood Recovery Food Production plan to support farmers in the flood affected areas. As the flood water recedes, we will embark on a flood recession food production intervention. Let me assure Nigerians: we shall not have a food crisis or famine.”