publication . Article . 2018

Coldspots and Hotspots of Agriculture in Nigeria; Any Hope for Youth and Women?

Abioye, Oyewale Daniel; Ogunniyi, Adebayo;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2018 Journal: Advanced Journal of Social Science (issn: 2581-3358, eissn: 2581-3358, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: AIJR Publisher
Abstract
Africa has 25 percent of the world’s arable land, yet it cannot boast of food sufficiency let alone tapping into food export opportunities. It is no longer news that the women folks in Africa are greatly marginalised and confronted by numerous challenges. Meanwhile, youth engagement in agriculture is presently seen as one of the ways to achieve zero hunger by 2030 as set by the sustainable development goals. Using critical review approach, this study aims to review past and present agriculture programs aimed at encouraging youth and women in agriculture. We found that access to land and weak land tenure system; high cost and unavailability of inputs, infrastruct...
Subjects
free text keywords: Youth, Women, Nigeria, Opportunities, Constraints, Agricultural Economics
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