Flour Mills unveils campaign to boost food production
Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc has announced the commencement of a campaign that seeks to foster innovation in the country’s food production industry.
The company stated that the campaign, tagged, ‘FMN Prize for Innovation,’ was designed to inspire and revitalise food production in the country and ultimately contribute to attaining the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
According to the firm, operators within the Nigerian food value chain, namely growing, harvesting, packaging, processing, transporting, and marketing, can send in their applications for the prize with the prospects of winning the grand prize.
The Director, Group Strategy and Stakeholder Relations, FMN, Sadiq Usman, said, “A significant number of the challenges facing the food systems in Nigeria today, including low productivity due to damaged crops, limited access to agricultural value chains, and food loss or wastage, can be solved by creative thinking and the right investment in innovation. And that is where companies like ours come in.
“The prize for innovation is another way of demonstrating FMN’s commitment to enriching lives and empowering commitment by investing in not just the development of the food value chain but in capacity development and access to resources.”
Mira Mehta, CEO and founder of Tomato Jos Farming and Processing Limited; Adenike Adeyemi, CEO, Fate Foundation – renowned for enabling aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs in Nigeria; Mezuo O. Nwuneli, a private equity investment advisor; and Sadiq Usman, Director of Strategy and Stakeholder Relationship for Flour Mills will judge the FMN Prize for Innovation.
The firm noted that entries will be judged for creativity and a clear map to scale by technical stakeholders in the agro-allied and food processing sectors and will be judged for effectiveness, creativity, and scalability, adding that the top prize for this category is N3 million.