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Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

Re: How can value chains be shaped to improve nutrition?

ABDULAZEEZ BADAIROFarmers' CornerNigeria

To shape value chains in order to improve nutrition, more still needs to be done through post-harvest from rural areas.

Storage facilities need to be improved mostly in developing communities.

Good transportation systems need to be in place from rural areas where foods are produced to the cities where these products are finally processed or consumed.

Robust market information should be developed, managed and made available with easy access for all operators including small-scale farmers and middlemen.

Successful marketing requires learning new skills, new techniques and new ways of obtaining information. Extension officers working with ministries of agriculture or NGOs are often well-trained in horticultural production techniques but usually lack knowledge of marketing or post-harvest handling.