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Fed Govt, Netherlands sign MoU on food security

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THE Federal Government has sought the support and collaboration of The Netherlands Development Agency (SNV) to enable it achieve its policy of “grow what you eat and eat what you grow”.

  The pact was signed on behalf of the federal government by Clem Agba, Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, while Mr Anjo Van Toorn, the Country Director to Nigeria and Ghana of SNV signed on behalf of his organisation.

  The MoU aims to strengthen relationships between the two countries and support Nigeria to achieve food security.

Agba urged The Netherlands to support the poor rural farmers in Nigeria with necessary resources to enable them produce what the nation can consume to achieve food security.

  The minister noted that Netherlands has the experience and expertise to do so.

  In response, Mr Anjo revealed that SNV would bring to bear its 57 years of experience to support the government and the people of Nigeria in the areas of food system, renewable energy, climate smart agriculture, water and sanitation.

  The country director, who has been in Ghana for two years, will from now operate between Nigeria and Ghana and also expand the activities and programmes of the agency in the country.

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