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WOKHA, Oct 16: In spite of the district exporting Agricultural & Allied production Unit, the district is facing 90% deficiency in food production according to survey report, which needs giving immediate attention, stated S.M.S. Agri Extension KVK, B.L Mhalo, while speaking on the theme “Change the future of migration and invest in food security and rural development” on the World Food Day at the Conference Hall of the District Agriculture Office Wokha on Monday.
She said such event promoted worldwide awareness and action for those who suffered from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. The focus of the day is that food is a basic and fundamental human right. She said Food and Agriculture Organization played an important role in addressing the root cause of internal and international migration and displacement and in harnessing the developmental potential of migration especially in terms of food security and poverty reduction.
ADC, Wokha, Thavaseelan, IAS, who graced the occasion as Chief Guest said that while celebrating the day, their focus must be to eradicate hunger and malnutrition. ADC also stated migration was part of the process of development as economies underwent structural transformation and the people searched for better employment opportunities within and across countries. The challenges are to address the structural drivers of large movements of people to make safe, orderly and regular. In this way, migration can contribute to economic growth and improve food security and rural livelihoods, thus advancing countries progress in achieving the sustainable development goals.
The function was chaired by DAO, Wokha, Renbomo Ngullie, while Vote of Thanks by SDAO, Wokha, Rosemary Ezung.