Food Security and Nutition trend in Nigeria
AbstractNigeria has a chequered history of food production, sustainability and food security. This paper discusses the food and nutrition situation of Nigeria, it highlights some of the socio-economic factors- price, income, employment, demography (population density) that has influenced the food consumption system (supply, distribution, consumption) and addresses some of the major issues that would arise therein. It was observed that more Nigerians live below the poverty line and are food insecure. To overcome the problem of food insecurity in Nigeria, the paper posits that agriculture deserves all necessary support to raise its output. The political will of leaders at all levels of governance is also solicited.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 22669.
Date of creation: 25 Sep 2009
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Food security; socio-economic; food consumption system; Agriculture; Nigeria;
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