Hitherto, African continent has embarked on series of development frameworks and policies, primarily to revive agricultural sector as counter-approach to the regional rising poverty, food crisis and unemployment.
Without doubt, agriculture continues to be the dominant contributor to Nigeria’s GDP and growth with an average contribution over the last five years of about 34%; and also remains the largest employer of productive labour, with an average of 65% of gainfully employed working in agriculture.
The sector is dominated by small scale agriculture, with small scale farmers constituting more than 80% of farmers and being responsible for more than 90% of food domestically produced and consumed in the country.
Nevertheless the sector continues to be ravaged by age-old impediments for which the Maputo Declaration and CAADP was instituted in 2003 to tackle and overcome the alarming at the levels of undernourishment which affected 30% of the African population at that time. The […]