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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Overview of Challenges of Agricultural Production and Food Security in Nigeria


Volume 10, Issue 2, February 2015, Pages 473–479

 Overview of Challenges of Agricultural Production and Food Security in Nigeria

P.G. Kughur1, P.I. Omale2, and G.M. Iornenge3

1 Agricultural Extension and Communication Department, University of Agriculture, Makurdi Benue State, Nigeria
2 Agricultural Extension and Communication Department, University of Agriculture, Makurdi Benue State, Nigeria
3 Agricultural Extension and Communication Department, University of Agriculture, Makurdi Benue State, Nigeria

Original language: English

Received 30 October 2014

Copyright © 2015 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


The issue of serious food and nutrition problem is now commonly associated with less developed countries. Food is understood as involving interconnected domains with questions of agriculture, socio-political, market and distribution, employment, ecological, roles of women and just to mention a few. It is surprising that most of the problems which international institutions like the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization, Economic Commission for Africa, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, International Fund for Agricultural Development and governments of developed countries have to deal with supporting the developing countries in the last two decades have revolved around the inability of agricultural sector to provide adequate food and nutrition for their populations. Nigeria government has only been paying lips service to the issue of food security as it is evident in weak policy making in the area of agriculture. For Nigeria to achieve food security, different challenges like political, social, ecological/climate change, institutional weakness, the role of women in food production among others must be taken seriously. It is recommended that all the stakeholders in agriculture: policy makers, scientists, extension workers and farmers be brought together to discuss the challenges confronting food production/security and forage the way forward. Government should consider implementing the views of the stakeholders one after another and continuity of projects and programmes initiated by donor agencies.

Author Keywords: Overview, challenges, agricultural production, food security, Nigeria.


How to Cite this Article


P.G. Kughur, P.I. Omale, and G.M. Iornenge, “Overview of Challenges of Agricultural Production and Food Security in Nigeria,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 473–479, February 2015.