Improved Agriculture: A Mechanism to Attaining Food Security in Nigeria
International Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology
Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2017, Pages: 49-56
Received: Jun. 17, 2017; Accepted: Jul. 5, 2017; Published: Aug. 16, 2017
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Ibrahim Muhammad Shamsuddin, Science Department, Maude International Schools, Zaria, Nigeria
Sadiq Abdurrahman Abubakar Shawai, Department of Chemistry, School of Science, Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, Nigeria
Ibrahim Aminu, Science Department, Infinity School, Zaria, Nigeria
Sani Shmasuddeen, Science Department, Little Angels School, G. R. A Katsina, Nigeria
Sabo Ado Abdullahi, Department of Biology, School of Science, Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, Nigeria
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Abstract
Food is one of the most basic needs necessary for human survival and is achieved through qualitative feeding practices. Achieving food security in its totality continues to be a challenge not only to the developing nations, but also to the developed world. Nigeria is becoming more dependent on external sources to feed her citizens epitomized in the level of importation of foreign food items into the nation. Poverty, in conjunction with inadequate state action mitigating the effects of poverty, is the primary cause of hunger and food insecurity. How the nation could extricate itself from food insecurity was suggested as the improvement of agricultural practices. Nigeria possesses the capacity to be food secured if the enabling environment is created for the peasant farmers to operate in their farming activities through the following strategies via rural development, easy access to basic farm inputs, adequate budgetary allocations, appropriate policies for food sub-sector, political stability, reduction in poverty rural level and peasant farmers education and raising of embargo on food produce that the nation has comparative advantages to produce and introduction of post-harvest storing techniques that will minimize wastages that have hitherto, exacerbated food security in the country.
Keywords
Food, Food Security, Food Insecurity, Agriculture, Nigeria
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Ibrahim Muhammad Shamsuddin, Sadiq Abdurrahman Abubakar Shawai, Ibrahim Aminu, Sani Shmasuddeen, Sabo Ado Abdullahi, Improved Agriculture: A Mechanism to Attaining Food Security in Nigeria, International Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2017, pp. 49-56. doi: 10.11648/j.ijpp.20170102.13
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