Involve women-led CSOs in policy formulation and execution, PAWED requests the agriculture minister.

Involve women-led CSOs in policy formulation and execution, PAWED requests the agriculture minister.In order to ensure inclusivity, transparency, and to prioritize climate adaptation and nutrition as the cornerstones of food security in Nigeria, the Partnership for Advancing Women in Economic Development (PAWED), a coalition of over 100 women's collectives and other women's Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), has called on Senator Abubakar Kyari, the minister of agriculture, to involve women-led groups in the design, planning, and implementation of the agriculture blueprint.

Hajiya Lami Adamu-Lau, the head of the coalition and national president of the National Council for Women's Societies (NCWS), stated during a press conference in Abuja yesterday that if supported, the alliance's members who work in the fields of nutrition, agriculture, and gender can guarantee the successful implementation of such policies.

There is a definite connection between gender inclusion and food security, according to those who emphasize the importance of gender mainstreaming in the execution of agricultural policies, particularly those that target food security.

The group applauded the minister for focusing on nutrition and climate change adaptation, calling it a potential game-changer that might result in greater food security, economic growth, and a decrease in poverty.

Climate change, nutrition, and women's economic empowerment are all related.

Similarly, there is a clear correlation between nutrient access and food insecurity. Therefore, in order to increase Nigeria's resilience to the detrimental effects of climate change on agricultural productivity, we call on you to help women working in the agricultural environment. stated Adamu-Lau.

The committee also gave Kyari the duty of making nutrition transition a priority in order to raise awareness, since this might help to reduce the numerous health and wellness issues that still afflict Nigeria.

According to PAWED, promoting inclusivity will improve accountability and transparency in the administration of government initiatives meant to address the problems associated with food security and foster the general expansion of the agriculture industry.

In this sense, the coalition thinks that implementing some best practices from the business and civil society sectors for program administration may enhance administrative quality and successfully accomplish intended results. It increases.

Additionally, it stressed the need for better nutrition education distribution, especially in rural areas, and recommended for the adoption of smart technology to manage the multiple detrimental effects of climate change on agricultural productivity.

Women's networks will be crucial allies in this teaching process, the statement continued, "because mothers are the primary caregivers for children in many Nigerian households, who are most affected by malnutrition and undernutrition."


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