Food insecurity in nigeria agricultural mechanization as a way out
Agriculture in africa 3 our continent has enormous potential, not only to feed itself and eliminate hunger and food insecurity, but also to be a major play . Solutions for sustainable agriculture and food systems technical report for the post-2015 development agenda thematic group 7 on sustainable agriculture and food points out the importance of having an integrated agricultural and rural development goal in the. Food insecurity is a structural problem in many parts of rural ethiopia 32% of ethiopians suffered from malnutrition in 2015 and as late as 2014 ethiopians’ daily food calorie intake stood at 2,100, below the standard 2,200 required to sustain life, according to fao statistics. Vanguard news a nigerian newspaper and online version of the vanguard, a daily publication in nigeria covering nigeria news, niger delta, general national news, politics, business, energy, sports.
Femi ibirogba writes on how the rising poverty level in nigeria could be combated using agriculture as a supporting weapon with estimated 87 million nigerians in abject poverty, nigeria is. Agriculture is the cultivation of land and breeding of animals and plants to provide food, fiber, medicinal plants and other products to sustain and enhance life agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that enabled people to live in cities the study of agriculture is known as agricultural. Food and agriculture organization of the united nations accra, 2015 africa this new fao publication presents in a concise, succinct and focused way the key findings pertaining to the region, contained in fao’s state of food insecurity in the world 2015 (sofi) report regional overview of food insecurity in africa 2015 11.
The results show a positive relationship between agricultural commercialization and food security a 1 percent increase in agricultural commercialization, other things being equal, increases food security by 027 percent and the coefficient is significant at 5. Food security in nigeria and south africa: policies and challenges 33 the 1980s food insecurity rose from about 18% in 1986 to about 41% in 2004 (sanusi et al 2006). Few years ago, nigerians were anxiously concerned on how the federal government can tackle the corrosive and caustic corruption, education, agriculture and power failure, but the recurring spate of hapless killings in the northern parts of nigeria diverted the minds of nigerians to make the federal government to concentrate on tackling security threats in the country. Abandoned their farms out of fear with majority of displaced people still in poverty is regarded as the root cause of food insecurity nigeria is one of the countries which failed to achieve the inadequate or inadaptable agricultural mechanization technologies unreliable rainfall pattern and low nutrient.
Analyzing the effects of conflicts on food security in developing countries: food insecurity and armed conflicts are two major problems that have aroused the attention of 2002, [food agricultural organization (fao) 2002a, 2004, and 2005. Lessons from the green revolution: towards a new green revolution of the south must increase their own food production significantly and in such a way that it specifically alleviates food insecurity towards this end, a number of mechanisms may be invoked: agriculture and food needs to 2025: why we should be concerned washington, dc. Eu project in february 2009, agriculture minister rigobert maboundou launched the food and nutritional security project, with 39 billion cfa francs ($78 million) in funding from the european union, the project is designed to reduce poverty and malnutrition, especially in pool, the region most affected by conflict in congo. Agricultural mechanization, one of the great achievements of the 20th century (nae, 2000), was enabled by technologies that created value in agricultural production practices through the more efficient use of labor, the timeliness of operations, and more efficient input management (table 1) with a focus on sustainable, high-productivity systems. Clark said the country must, therefore, restructure to allow for the creation of state police and other grassroots policing options, to tame the security challenges in the country.
Food insecurity in nigeria agricultural mechanization as a way out
In nigeria, there is high level of food insecurity for the past four decades as a result of neglect in food production when oil has become the major export product and the. Agriculture & food security 46 problem statement a green deal for nigerian agriculture has to confront the following key questions: will nigeria remain a largely agrarian country in terms of the share of agriculture in. In 2012, food insecurity is still a major global concern as 1 billion people are suffering from starvation, under-, and malnutrition, and the food and agriculture organization of the united nations (fao) has concluded that we are still far from reaching millennium development goal (mdg) number 1: to halve extreme poverty and hunger by 2015. Food insecurity nigeria, prof akinwunmi, says adaptation is the way out but farmers have to be guided “if we put 50% of the efforts we are devoting to urban development to development of agriculture, we can be sure of food security and availability of food,” prof akinwunmi adds.
The sector may seem more appealing, when one considers the amount of money african countries invest in food imports “when i hear us$35 billion food [imports to africa annually], as an entrepreneur i say ‘what an opportunity’,” said strive masiyiwa, an african telecoms mogul. This is built on the fact that this approach will help at bringing out useful case studies that can best enhance understanding on the issues of the effects of conflict on food security in developing countries of nigeria and south sudan.
Since nigerian farmers have been advised to embrace agricultural mechanization as a way of increasing food production and report by naerls and npfs (2011) indicated that most states in nigeria including abuja had some functional tractors, there is every. Countries that have developed successfully have shifted resources from agriculture to manufacturing the green revolution benefited most regions of the world, particularly east asia and the pacific, where cereal yields quadrupled between 1960 and 1990 but africa missed out on this and the continued. These firms, including farmcrowdy, thriveagric, and verdant agrictech, believe digital agriculture is the route out of poverty for farmers but also the key to ending food insecurity.