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Chapter | Agriculture from The Report: Nigeria 2017

As Nigeria’s economy contracted in 2016, the country’s agriculture sector took on even more importance. Long touted as a remedy to the West African nation’s dependence on oil, agriculture is now seen as a potential economic saviour. Before hydrocarbons became the main source of economic growth and export revenue, agriculture dominated the local economy. A number of indicators have been stalled in a low-growth pattern for decades; however, they are now beginning to move in the right direction. Despite some challenges and a high food import bill, the agriculture sector continues to grow. This chapter contains interviews with Audu Innocent Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture; Rahul Savara, Group Managing Director, TGI Group; and Bukar Tijani, Regional Representative for Africa, UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.

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What are some possible solutions to the challenges facing the sector today ?

 

What are some of the biggest challenges facing smallholder farmers in Nigeria?

 

As the government turns to the agriculture sector to boost economic growth, there is a greater emphasis on access to credit and financing for the industry. This stems from the awareness that more funds, in terms of both loans and grants, need to be supplied to the sector in order for it to reach its full potential.

 

How effective has the e-wallet tool been in boosting the usage of fertiliser?

 

As Nigeria’s economy contracted in 2016, the country’s agriculture sector took on even more importance. Long touted as a remedy to the West African nation’s dependence on oil, agriculture is now seen as a potential economic saviour. Before hydrocarbons became the main source of economic growth and export revenue, agriculture dominated the...

 

No single crop defines the Nigerian agriculture sector more than cassava. The nation is the world’s largest producer of this root vegetable. Yet despite its proficiency in production, Nigeria has not been able to turn this position into a substantial revenue generator. However, efforts to capitalise on this competitive advantage speak to...