Let’s also have food and nutrition democracy – Agriculturist


As Nigeria deepens democracy, agriculture expert has called on governments to train more farmers to produce improved, nutritious foods for local consumption and export.

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The expert made the call in an interview with newsmen in Ibadan on Wednesday.

The Country Manager of Harvestplus Nigeria, Dr Paul Ilona, said the country should see democratic development in terms of people’s improved  contributions to economic development.

He said that democracy should be redefined to not only apply to politics but also to other aspects of life, including food and nutrition aspects of agriculture.

According to Ilona, malnutrition must be tackled urgently in the country because individuals will not be able to add value to the development of the country when malnourished.

“We need to start looking at dynamics of democracy – food and nutrition democracy. In Nigeria for instance, there is no choice of…

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