FAO challenges FG on update of food composition tables | The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper - Nigeria and World News
FAO director for Nigeria, Dr, Suffyan Koroma, made the call at a three-day National Consultation and Capacity Development Workshop on Integration of Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture for Agriculture extension agents that kicked off on Tuesday in Lokoja. Represented by Nutrition and Food Systems Expert with FAO, Dr. Mawuli Sablah, the country director said that malnutrition, including under-nutrition, over-nutrition and micronutrient deficiencies, remained the major challenge in Nigeria’s socio-economic development. Journalists, they also advocated, should come together in leadership to take action on malnutrition for a better growth and well-nourished Nigeria in the future. “You are encouraged to raise awareness and understanding of the problem of malnutrition in Nigeria and resource allocation for food and nutrition security at all levels,” he charged journalists. The workshop, organised by UNICEF in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, was graced by media practitioners from all over the country.