The event brought together farming groups and associations, local council leaders and traditional authorities from all parts of the country to grace the event, which was being observed across the world.
Professor Francis said the Bio administration was particularly concerned about the huge cost on government importing rice into the country, saying it was not sustainable and that government was determined to invest in the agricultural sector and to enhance large food production that would ensure food security in the country.
He noted that producing enough food to feed everyone was a strategic priority for the new government.
A representative of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), Joseph Brima, said they were particularly delighted about the new government’s commitment.
Solidaridad focuses on stimulating sustainable supply chains through innovations in production, marketing and trade relations, landscape management and policy enabling. In these efforts, Solidaridad simultaneously addresses food security, nutrition and community development.
It works closely with private and public institutions as well as civil society organizations to implement innovative production mechanisms and influence policy across its operations. Within the context of public-private partnerships, Solidaridad works with supply chain owners to attract investments such as impact funding. Interventions are integrated into defined landscapes so the organization can effectively partner with other leaders to promote proper landscape management.
Solidaridad’s key achievements span across producer support programmes, voluntary certification, policy advocacy, food security, landscape management and smart sustainable land use.