FG, Plateau Govt Restate Commitment to Reform Livestock Sector

The Federal Government and Plateau state Government have reiterated their commitment to improving the Livestock sector to achieve food and nutrition security.

The Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Senator Abubakar Kyari and Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State said this when on Wednesday in Abuja.

Kyari said that the ministry looks forward to further collaboration between the state and the ministry, on how to improve on agricultural production and livestock reform.

The minister said that the livestock reform initiative of President Bola Tinubu would soon be unveiled to reposition the sector.

He said that the livestock reform seeks to address issues like farmers’ and herders’ clashes to end it.

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”The livestock reform also seeks to open up the livestock value chain because there is a huge potential in the livestock that needs to be tapped into.

”I think Plateau stands a very good chance to tap into that opportunity for greater empowerment of the people of the state.

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He said that insecurity had impacted agriculture in Nigeria as well as climate change which brought flooding in some parts of the country.

Kyari, who said that the land mass in Nigeria was shrinking, called for assiduous collaboration with State governments and other stakeholders to resolve the challenge of food insecurity.

Responding, Muftwang expressed readiness to collaborate with the lofty goals of the ministry to ensure food security.

He said that Plateau State planned to realise the full value chain of Irish Potato produced in the state.

Muftwang said that developing the rural areas was critical for the State Government as well as livestock production.


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