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A lecturer at the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, United States of America, Prof. Saweda Onipede Liverpool-Tasie has called on the government to take drastic steps to tackle insecurity, logistic challenges and post harvest losses of farm produce to address the skyrocketing food inflation in Nigeria.

Food inflation in Nigeria as at May 2024 was put 40.66 per cent.

Liverpool-Tasie, who is the lead Principal Investigator on a multi-million dollar project, Research Supporting African MSMEs to Provide Safe and Nutritious Food (RSM2SNF) in Nigeria and Tanzania, lamented the high cost of food items.

The scholar, who is currently a visiting scientist with the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, stated this during the presentation of the outcome of the research on food safety across markets to the stakeholders in Ibadan.

The programme took place at the University of Ibadan’s Centre For Sustainable Development (CESDEV), Bodija, Ibadan.

It was a co-creation event around evidence and data use on the safe and nutrition food project RSM2SNF.

RSM2SNF is a Bill and Melinda-Gates funded project to support micro, small and medium scale enterprises to deliver affordable, safe and nutritious foods in Nigeria and Tanzania.

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