WFD: Oxfam TAP project to address food, climate inequality 

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the 2023 World Food Day, Oxfam Nigeria has revealed that its ‘Together Against Poverty’ (TAP) project seeks to address food and climate inequality by improving federal and state governments’ investments in agriculture and climate resilience.

During a joint press conference to mark the day in Abuja on Monday, Oxfam said the project also mobilises citizens to demand budgets, policies, programs, and practices that promote fairer and more resilient food systems that improve the livelihoods of women and men small-scale producers.

“The WFD is one of the key moments that the project (Oxfam and Partners) seize opportunity to raise awareness on food and climate justice, create a platform for interaction between policymakers and women small-scale farmers, and further solidify Oxfam’s position as a thought leader on food and climate justice.

“Oxfam in Nigeria is partnering with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security to mobilise other stakeholders to organize various activities in various locations across the country to promote responsible investments in favour of small-scale farmers.

“Renew call for Gender Responsive Budgeting in Agriculture to strengthen the positioning of family farming in key value chains, Food and Climate Justice; boosting resilience of small-scale farmers by advocating for investments to be targeted towards addressing the vulnerability needs of women and youths engaged in agriculture in rural areas, and mobilise citizens and build a pool of urban middle-class supporters that will be making demands for increased quality investment in Agriculture,” it revealed.