Nourishing Nigeria: Highlights From the 2021 National Food Consumption And Micronutrient Survey

Nigeria is faced with a critical challenge with a high proportion of its population living with various forms of malnutrition and associated ill health. The need for up-to-date and comprehensive data to inform targeted solutions is critical. The 2021 National Food Consumption and Micronutrient Survey (NFCMS) plays a pivotal role in providing crucial data on dietary intake and micronutrient status. This survey serves as a cornerstone for evidence-informed policy formulation and programme development.

The NFCMS 2021 provides valuable insights and highlights the need for strategic investments in agriculture, nutrition, and food systems. While progress has been made, there is a clear imperative for improved implementation and expanded coverage of nutrition interventions across diverse population groups.