Nigeria wastes 40% of food despite low farm yields –Expert

EMERGENCY DIGEST- “It’s because of the lack in the knowledge of the farmers in terms of good agronomical practice. It’s because we do not provide our farmers with access to accurate, reliable, and timely climate information.

“Many farmers go to farmers when they should not, so the opportunity that is lost is the major reason we are having food insecurity, if we deal with that, we can deal with post-harvest loss.

“Despite the global pressure on us, Nigeria is supposed to be a food power house for the Sahel for West Africa but we are missing out on this opportunity because the quantum of food that we even fail to grow is far much more than the one we are losing and if we stop the post-harvest loss for instance, we would have, by 80 per cent taken care of those who are not able to have access to good and nutritious food,” he said.

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