Improving Nigeria food system to reduce malnutrition

In Nigeria, malnutrition poses a significant challenge, costing the country billions of dollars each year in lost productivity alone. A clear link exists between nutrition and food systems, meaning that food systems transformation could help address this. Nigeria’s plan for the transformation of its food systems, presented after the landmark 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit, is proof of its strong political dedication to implementing impactful changes in the country’s food systems.

Continued investment by the government of Nigeria in key areas including food security and nutrition and support for value chain and market systems, will be critical for the country’s journey towards building sustainable, responsive, and inclusive food systems.