Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a United Nations-sponsored effort to create a common set of development goals for all communities in every country, with a deadline for attainment of 2030.
“The Sustainable Development Goal to “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture” (SDG2) recognizes the inter linkages among supporting sustainable agriculture, empowering small farmers, promoting gender equality, ending rural poverty, ensuring healthy lifestyles”.
The Sustainable Development Agenda and The Millennium Development Goals are some of the main priorities of The United Nations. This Summit joins the development that promotes prosperity, economic opportunity, and greater social well-being through agriculture and industries whom offer the best path forward for improving the lives of people everywhere.
Agriculture remains an important source of livelihood for the majority of Nigerians but the sector is still very unproductive, resulting in food insecurity and large imports of staple foods.
Insufficient investment in agriculture as well as poor land governance have contributed to Nigeria’s low agricultural productivity. To realize its potential, Nigeria needs to reduce its massive infrastructure deficit to both achieve structural transformation and market integration.
Contributing directly to the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals, the US-Nigeria Agribusiness (Non-Oil) Summit helps Nigerians and people of African descent change their lives and communities.
The Summit also deals with issues relating to economic growth and development such as macroeconomic policy questions (including agriculture development, food security and nutrition, sustainable development, eradication of poverty).