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Nigeria, others Set to Embrace Sustainable Agriculture to Protect Environment

Following new agreements to protect nature, governments of 44 countries and business organisations have partnered with farmers and local communities to accelerate the shift to sustainable agriculture and land-use practices across the world.

The development was disclosed in a statement issued by the Press and Public Affairs Officer, Prosperity and Economic Development, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, Ndidiamaka Eze, obtained by AgroNigeria on Wednesday.

According to the statement, the move was to make agriculture more attractive, accessible and affordable than unsustainable alternatives.

The statement noted that about twenty-six nations set out new commitments to change agricultural policies to become more sustainable and less polluting and to invest in the science needed for sustainable agriculture.

The stakeholders also agreed on protecting food supplies against climate change through ‘Action Agendas’.

AgroNigeria gathered that all continents were represented including Nigeria, India, Colombia, Vietnam, Germany, Ghana, Australia and others.

Also, the United Kingdom announced funding of £500 million to support the implementation of the Forest, Agriculture and Commodity Trade (FACT) Roadmap that was launched during the World Leaders Summit.

The statement read, “About 28 countries, including Nigeria, are working together to protect forests while promoting development and trade.
“A further £65 million will support a ‘Just Rural Transition’ to help developing countries shift policies and practices to more sustainable agriculture and food production.”

Meanwhile, Nigeria was represented by the Honourable Minister of State for Environment, Ms Sharon Ikeazor, and the Honourable Minister of Agriculture and rural development, Dr Mahmood Abubakar.

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