75 percent of Adamawa people facing food insecurity – Group

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Adamawa Food Security

An Adamawa based NGO under the aegis of Adamawa Food Security Group has disclosed that many households are facing food insecurity in the state and called for urgent action.

Alhaji Usma Balal, the leader of the organisation disclosed this in Yola on Wednesday during a press conference to commemorate the 2019 World Food Day.

Balal said the conference was organised by Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and the state ministry of agriculture.

“According to FAO statistics of June 2019, a total of 524,000 households, equivalent to 75 per cent of the total population are currently facing food insecurity in Adamawa,” he said.

Balal attributed the main causes of the problems to long time insurgency and farmers/herders conflicts in the state and North east region in general.

He said the significance of the World Food Day was to ensure quality and capacity food production and to address issues militating against insufficient food production.

Mr Dada Mbulo, the Project Manager, Adamawa Agricultural Development Project said that in line with the Federal Government’s efforts on national food production, the project had trained many agricultural extension workers.

Mbulo said that there was need for government and other appropriate agricultural stakeholders to ensure effective implementation of several government agricultural schemes and interventions.

(NAN)

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