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India, Nigeria to Partner on Millet Production

A delegation from India recently visited Nigeria on a four-day visit to explore opportunities for collaboration on millet production in Abuja.

Led by India’s Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Abhilaksh Likhi, the delegation met with Nigerian government officials and representatives from the millet industry to discuss ways in which the two countries can work together to promote the growth and development of millets in the country.

Likhi, who led the delegation, said the visit comes in the wake of India kick-starting the International Year of Millets with focused activities being undertaken by central ministries, state governments/UTs, and Indian embassies.

He also noted that Nigeria is the second richest and most populous country of the 54 nations on the African continent, and it could become a model of South-South cooperation on millets along with other important Indian partners like Egypt, South Africa, Algeria, Morocco, Ethiopia, Kenya, Angola, Ghana, and Sudan to address the “lack of food security,” which remains one of the most formidable challenges facing the African continent.

India and Africa’s complementary sectoral priorities and similar roles in the evolving global food markets present numerous opportunities for collaboration in the agricultural sector, particularly in areas of millet production and promotion.

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