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FAO to help Nigeria strengthen capacity in agriculture

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The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) would help Nigeria develop and strengthen its agricultural sector through the implementation of a five-year program, an official said on Tuesday.

   Suffyan Koroma, FAO representative in Nigeria, gave a breakdown of its 5-year (2018-2022) strategic Programming Framework for Nigeria in a statement reaching Xinhua in Lagos, the nation’s economic hub.

   He also spelt out a set of medium-term support objectives and results as approved by the FAO’s Regional Office for Africa.

   The framework would ensure efficient management of the country’s natural resources, Koroma said.

   He said the areas of action were defined in consultation with government ministries, agencies and departments, as well as related stakeholders from academia, civil society organizations and the private sector.

   He said during the five-year period, FAO would bring together innovative, international best practices and global standards with national and international expertise.  XINHUA

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