Thesis / Dissertation

New Technologies and Yam Production Efficiency in Nigeria: Potential for Improved Farm Household Wellbeing

Adanma Amaefula, Robert Farquharson (ed.)

Published : 2018

Abstract

Nigeria is an agrarian economy with over seventy percent of the population engaged in agriculture. However, the nation depends heavily on food imports. Nigerian food producers are predominantly resource-constrained poor farmers, who are the most food insecure. Nigerian agriculture is chiefly conducted to meet household food requirement but is gradually transitioning to semi-subsistence agriculture. Agriculture was once the mainstay of Nigeria. The Nigerian agricultural sector was abandoned for the oil sector in the early 1970s. This neglect has negative consequences on the country’s agriculture. Presently, Nigerian agriculture is characterized by low performance. Nigeria, once a net food e..

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