Small Scale Enterprises (SMEs) and Agricultural Transformation: The Nigeria Experience
Science Journal of Business and Management
Volume 3, Issue 5-1, September 2015, Pages: 11-15
Received: Jul. 18, 2015;
Accepted: Jul. 20, 2015;
Published: Aug. 27, 2015
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Bello R. S., Department of Agriculture & Bio-Environmental Engineering, Federal College of Agriculture Ishiagu, Nigeria
Bello M. B., Department of Agricultural Economics and Management, Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu, Nigeria
Saidu M. J., Department of Agriculture & Bio-Environmental Engineering, Federal College of Agriculture, Jalingo, Nigeria
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Nigerian agricultural sector has witnessed series of setbacks and interventions in its long history of development with minimal impacts from rural integration, development and promotion of small scale enterprises as well as private-public partnerships. This paper reviews the roadmap to Nigerian agricultural transformation in the face of government commitments, SMEs integration and domestic/foreign direct partnership in food security and sustainability.
Agricultural Transformation, SMEs, Economy, Production, Investment
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