Food scarcity is source of insecurity — Scientist

Prof. Eustace Iyayi, Director, Nigeria Institute of Animal Science, has urged the government to ensure food sufficiency as food scarcity could lead to various sources of insecurity in the country.

Iyayi made the call on Thursday in his keynote address at the founder’s day celebration of the Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Ibadan.

He spoke on the topic, ‘Nigeria: Food Security, Internal Security and Feedlot System’.

The animal scientist noted that if there was a shortfall in the availability of food in a nation, there will be social unrest which could lead to national insecurity.

Iyayi said that a peaceful environment was a requirement to a productive agricultural environment which could result to food security.

He called for the development of a commercial pasture production value chain and resuscitation of livestock breeding centres for the country to achieve its desired food and nutrition…

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