JDPC lauds farmers, appeals for more govt support

JDPC lauds farmers, appeals for more govt support

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The Director, Justice, Development and Peace Commission, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Rev Father John Patrick Ngoyi, has lauded farmers in the country for their crucial role in the sustenance of life through food production for human consumption.
Ngoyi applauded the farmers at a programme organised by the Association of Small and Medium Agro Producers in Nigeria in collaboration with Oxfam Nigeria to mark the World Food Day.
He added that having recognised the immeasurable worth of food to mankind, the Food and Agricultural Organisation decided to set the day apart to celebrate the World Food Day and fight against global hunger.
He declared that though food remained the basic and fundamental human right, millions of people worldwide, especially women and children, still lived in chronic hunger while many children under the age of five die daily from the problem of malnutrition.
Speaking on the theme of this year’s celebrations, “Change the Future of Migration: Investing in Food Security and Rural Development,” an expert, Dr. Rotimi Akinlesi, explained that creation of agro-business enterprises and cottage industries such as poultry farming, snail rearing, piggery, among other crop based ventures, would help to enhance food production, reduce poverty and ultimately help in curbing rural to urban migration that had been dealing a very deadly blow to food production.
In her goodwill message on the occasion, another expert, Mrs. Dorcas Owokade, further said that the global goal to end hunger remained just three years, urging farmers to double their efforts in food production to make life much more comfortable for all.
In his own address, ASSAPIN National Programme Coordinator, Mallam Adu Yerima Charles, was full of praises to God and Oxfam Nigeria for the overwhelming support given to members of the association.

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