Lagos woos private sector in meat, fish, livestock investments

Malnutrition is still widespread in Nigeria due to the decline in protein intake occasioned by the scarcity and unaffordable price of animal protein food sources such as milk, egg, meat and fish (Asiabaka et al., 1999, Obiasi, 2003). Nigeria like many other developing countries is faced with a worsening situation of inadequate protein consumption.

The Nigerian population may not necessarily be at the point of starvation but definitely, the people are highly undernourished.

Accelerated consumption of products of animal origin in our diets is a major solution to close the protein gap in Nigeria. This can be feasible through the promotion of livestock sub-sector which comprises of cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry etc. 

The livestock industry serves as a source of high quality protein in form of meat, milk, eggs, cheese.

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Olasunkanmi Akoni:

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Lagos State Government has called for private sector investment and collaboration in its agriculture sector particularly in the red meat value chain, artisanal fisheries and livestock feed mills.

The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya who made the call in Lagos at the weekend, explained that the partnership would increase production in the value chains, stimulate jobs across the value chains, standardize operations in the value chains as well as enhance the GDP of the state.

According to her, “In line with the state’s five-year strategic agriculture roadmap where it has identified many areas of investment opportunities for the private sector , Lagos State is set to explore private sector collaboration in its agriculture sector particularly the Red Meat Value Chain, Artisanal Fisheries, as well as Livestock Feed Mills for possible partnerships with private investors and entrepreneurs with the objective is to stimulate and encourage more public-private partnerships in the three value chains. 

 

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