Jubilant Ogechi Umeh

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike

Studies have shown that majority of our farmers contributing to sustainable food system are small holder rural farmers in the villages. This implies that there local content knowledge that really helps them to thrive and continue production. 

Inability of such local content knowledge to be harnessed and upscaled through policy still hinders sustainable food system. 

There is need for an extension communication process that will reach out to the last mile, study and harvest the indigenous or local content knowledgeable that has helped the farmers build resilience, build on the knowledge through favourable policy formulation to strengthen the food system. This process may also be location specific. 

Jubilant Ogechi Umeh

Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Nigeria.