Stakeholders in Nigeria’s agriculture sector comprising ActionAid, OXFAM, One Campaign and the Ecowas Commission have began a two-day conference on the 2020 agriculture budget in Lokoja, Kogi state.
This was made known in a letter signed by Ene Obi, the Country Director, ActionAid Nigeria.
The two -day consultative meeting which is holding from July 16 to 17, is in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
The conference has the objective of leveraging understanding on the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), the Nigerian Agriculture Promotion Policy and its connection to the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) targets.
Another objective of the meeting is to boost the knowledge of Nigerians on the National Agriculture Investment Plan 2 (NAIP2).
The conference would also strengthen Nigerian citizens’ participation towards making 2020 Agriculture budget responsive in ensuring food security and wealth creation.