Brazil wants Nigeria to protect small farmers

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The Consul-General of Brazil in Lagos, Amb. Maria Figueiredo, on Monday announced her government’s plan to share its philosophy of protecting small farmers with Nigeria.

Figueiredo made the announcement in Lagos at a Business Forum between a Brazilian Delegation, members of the Nigerian-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other Nigerian businessmen and women.

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The consul-general said that it was imperative for Nigeria to protect her small farmers to be sustainable and self-sufficient in the production of food for home consumption.

According to her, about 70 per cent of food produced and consumed in Brazil is from the small farmers.

“We are really ready to share our philosophy for protecting small farmers with Nigeria.

“An official from my country’s Ministry of Agriculture will be visiting Abuja soon to share our philosophy for protecting small
farmers…



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