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Food Security and Nutition trend in Nigeria

Omotor, Douglason G. (2009): Food Security and Nutition trend in Nigeria.

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Abstract

Nigeria has a chequered history of food production, sustainability and food security. This paper discusses the food and nutrition situation of Nigeria, it highlights some of the socio-economic factors- price, income, employment, demography (population density) that has influenced the food consumption system (supply, distribution, consumption) and addresses some of the major issues that would arise therein. It was observed that more Nigerians live below the poverty line and are food insecure. To overcome the problem of food insecurity in Nigeria, the paper posits that agriculture deserves all necessary support to raise its output. The political will of leaders at all levels of governance is also solicited.

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