The meeting is being held at the Presidential Villa in the nation’s capital in Abuja.
In attendance are five ministers which are Agriculture, Health, Water Resources, Information, Industry Trade and Investment.
Also in attendance are the National Security Adviser, Chief of Staff, Governors of Lagos, Kebbi, Ebonyi, Delta and Plateau State.
The council is aimed at developing sustainable solutions to the farmers–herdsmen clashes, as well as climate change and desertification and their impact on farmland.
It will also address the issues of grazing areas and lakes, rivers and other water bodies; oil spillage and its impact on Niger Delta fishing communities; piracy and banditry; agricultural research institutions and extension services and the problem of smuggling.
The Presidency disclosed that the Council would also take interest in regional and global policies and trends that bear implications for food security in Nigeria.