AGRICULTURE AND AGRIBUSINESS, YOUTH DYNAMISM & TURNAROUND IN NIGERIA- I

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Everyday the population of Nigeria increases. An international survey on African nations population indicates that in 2030, Nigeria’s population, which now stands at 163million, would hit a staggering 300 million. This data in relation to today, speaks of the need to urgently find solutions to the eradication of food insecurity and poverty with various dynamic and strategic policies, programmes etc. to bring about social and economic development that can be sustainable. However, there is a big problem to food security solutions from Agriculture in relation to this another report shows that the average age today of a Farmer in Nigerian is between 55 and 60 years and by the year 2030 will rise to between 75 and 80 years. The question that comes to mind is what quantity of food can this old farmers produce for such a rising population by the year 2030 and beyond?

 Interestingly, these…

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