Nigeria Agriculture

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What steps can the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) take to increase self-sufficiency in food production?

 

The federal government of Nigeria has prioritised agricultural development under its Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, which seeks to create new jobs in labour-intensive sectors including agriculture, boost agriculture’s GDP contribution to more than 8% by 2020, up from current levels of between 3% and 4% annually, and make the country a net...

Combining oil and gas wealth with the entrepreneurial efforts of its predominantly young population, Nigeria has developed a business-friendly environment over the past two decades of civilian rule. The country has effectively leveraged its abundance of natural resources and harnessed the strength of its 193m-strong population to become a key nation both on the African continent and beyond.

Nigeria is taking its agricultural value-added programme nationwide after initial trials resulted in higher crop yields and increased efficiency.

 

What are some of the biggest challenges facing smallholder farmers in Nigeria?

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