The motivations for the diversification of the nigerian economy focusing on sustainable agriculture

The motivations for the diversification of the nigerian economy focusing on sustainable agriculture

by György Iván Neszmélyi

Agriculture is one of the major branches of the economy in Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa. It employs around 70% of the population and its contribution to the national GDP ranges around 45% (2012).
In spite of the fact that most of the area is arable the majority of food, the Nigerian population consumes, comes from imports. The paper attempts to provide in insight to the reasons, why Nigeria could still not.

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