The Role of Think Tanks in Nigeria Agricultural Policy Processes from 1999 to 2020
Social Sciences
Volume 9, Issue 4, August 2020, Pages: 121-127
Received: Jun. 25, 2020; Accepted: Jul. 14, 2020; Published: Jul. 28, 2020
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Ughulu Eghoikhunu Stella, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Igbinedion University, Okada, Nigeria
Nwokike Eunice Ijeaku, School of Post Graduate Studies, Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Nigeria
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Abstract
Nigeria government have enacted and implemented several policies in the agricultural sector since the inception of the present democratic dispensation that stated in 1999. Some of these policies’ objectives were never achieved, due to the non-inclusion of all stakeholders in the policies processes. It is on the above background that this study examined the roles of Think Tanks in the agricultural policy processes in Nigeria from 1999–2000. In examining these roles, the study relied on secondary method of data collection. It conceptualized its major terms which are policy process and Think Tanks. It also analysed the roles played by Think Tanks in the various stages of the agricultural policy processes. The study discovered that Think Tanks have been involved in the agricultural policy processes in Nigeria, but on a small-scale and at times their advices are not properly implemented by government officials; they are also poorly funded and supported by government, thus failures of some of the policies. Think Tanks’ little involvement in the agricultural policy processes have resulted in new innovations in agriculture and contributed to the success stories of some of the policies in Nigeria. The study thus, recommended that government should as a matter of priority fund and support Think Tanks to come out with viable researches to proffer solid solutions to agricultural related problems.
Keywords
Think Tanks, Policy Process, Agriculture, Nigeria
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Ughulu Eghoikhunu Stella, Nwokike Eunice Ijeaku, The Role of Think Tanks in Nigeria Agricultural Policy Processes from 1999 to 2020, Social Sciences. Vol. 9, No. 4, 2020, pp. 121-127. doi: 10.11648/j.ss.20200904.16
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