List Of Problems Of Agriculture In Nigeria And Solutions

List Of Problems Of Agriculture In Nigeria And Solutions

visit list of political parties in nigeria for more details

Visit the List Of Nigerian Pages for more details

The Agricultural Sector In Nigeria is undoubtedly the highest employer of labour, employing about 70percent of the Nigerian Labour force. The Nigerian Agricultural sector has also suffered low output which has led to massive importation of food items to feed the ever increasing populace.

The under productivity of this sector is experienced both in horticulture and livestock farming. However fish farming looks a bit more promising as recently there has been marked increase in fish farmers and awareness. After a thorough study of the agricultural sector I can boldly affirm that most of the problems plaguing this sector in Nigeria is self inflicted and can improve, if properly addressed.

POOR INFRASTRUCTURE: With the state of infrastructural decay present in all sectors of Nigeria, there has been mass migration of able bodied youths from rural areas where farming is largely practiced to urban areas. This has led to competition for scarce resources in urban areas while the rural areas languish in neglect. The old and feeble can only take up subsistence farming to take care of their immediate needs. Even in conditions where there are enough farm produce for sale, farmers still have to undertake the cost of transporting these goods via very bad roads to the urban areas for sale. Transportation is albeit slow and time consuming and some of the goods perish before reaching the point of sale.

DORMANT RESEARCH FACILITIES: The agricultural research institutions across board seem to be in limbo. There is no clear cut direction or co ordination. On very few occasions were we have witnessed agricultural breakthroughs there has been zero follow up. Most of the works end up on shelves and offices. The farmers who are supposed to be end users of these results have nothing to work with. { Still on Problems of Agriculture in Nigeria and Solutions }

EDUCATION AND MODERNIZATION: Low output in the Nigerian Agricultural sector is mainly attributed to the lack of mechanized equipments. It is almost impossible to effectively feed over 170million people by hand-hoe farming. Nigerian farmers have a high level of illiteracy and as such cannot have access to modern farming methods. Also lack of education has made farmers stick to archaic farm practices ultimately affecting the output. It is important to note that even when some modern farming equipments are given to some farmers, they put them aside due to the inability to put the equipment to good use.

UNSERVICEABLE MACHINERY: The government often times import a large number of tractors without a single service station for repair and replacement worn out parts. Any bad tractor is parked and the farmer resorts to the old way of farming

FOOD PROCESSING ISSUES: An estimated 20-40% of yearly harvest is lost during processing. Lack of proper storage facilities make harvested foods to be attacked by pests. Improper storage also reduce the quality of these crops.

GOVERNMENT POLICIES: Government policies up until now in the Agricultural sector have been laughable to say the least. There has been minimal implementation of policies to improve the sector. The fertilizer subsidy is yet to improve fertilizer availability as genuine farmers still find it difficult to access fertilizer. The importation of hybrid seedlings to boost production is also lacking. In the livestock sector, dairy production is at its lowest and is in dire need of intervention. Cows cannot produce enough milk for processing. { Still on Problems of Agriculture in Nigeria and Solutions }


A rapid implementation of viable solutions would ensure a turnaround of the nation’s agricultural sector. Training of maintenance technicians would sustain the durability of mechanized farm tools. Upgrading of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria to co ordinate, supervise and implement agricultural breakthroughs to boost productivity on our farms. Government provision of incentives to make farming attractive to able bodied youths. The government should also improve rail and road transportation to aid bulk movement of farm produce to the point of sale. Local manufacture of fertilizers, pesticides etc should be encouraged to boost productivity. There should be assess to loans at reasonable interest rates to assist investors. Take drastic measures to curb importation of food products. Irrigation schemes to solve the problem of unreliabile rainfall .


See Also

A list of Nigerian actors
A list of Nigerian actresses
A list of Nigerian artists
A list of Nigerian presidents
 list of Nigerian newspapers
List 5 Nigerian national symbols
List of 10 Nigeria export and import produce
List 5 Nigerian law enforcement agencies
List 8 problems of census in Nigeria
List 5 sources of Nigerian constitution
List d 36 state of Nigeria
List of 10 Nigerian nationalist
List of 2017 Nigerian navy batch b shortlisted candidates
List Of Nigerian States And Its Natural Resources
List of 36 ministers in Nigeria
List of 36 states in Nigeria and their governors
List of 36 states in Nigeria and their slogan
List of 4g networks and phones in Nigeria
List of billionaires in Nigeria
List of 7 up company in Nigeria
List of 774 LGA in Nigeria
List of 89 banks in Nigeria
List Of 53 Nigerian Companies And Their Address
List of countries Nigerian can visit without visa
List of ecommerce in Nigeria
List of ig in Nigeria
List of ngos in Nigeria
List of Nigeria 2017 budget
List of Nigeria 8th senate
List of Nigeria agencies
List of Nigeria airlines
List of Nigeria army barracks
List of Nigeria army rank
List Of Famous Artists from Nigeria
List of Nigeria geopolitical zones
List of Nigeria health agencies
List of Nigeria hospitals
List of Nigeria human right
List of Nigeria industries
List of Nigeria inec chairman
List of Nigeria insurance companies
List of Nigeria international airlines
List of Nigeria jet owners
List of Nigeria job websites
List of Nigeria journalist
List of Nigeria journals
List of Nigeria judges
List of Nigeria kings
List of Nigeria languages
List of Nigeria largest state
List of Nigeria local government
List of Nigeria mineral and natural resources
List of Nigeria northern states
List of Nigeria police zones
List of Nigeria quoted companies
List of Nigeria radio stations
List of Nigeria record labels
List of Nigeria refineries
List of Nigeria 10 Richest Men For 2017
List of Nigeria richest celebrities
List of Nigeria richest kings
List of Nigeria top 20 richest musician
List of Nigeria richest pastors
List of Nigeria senators
List of Richest Nigerians and their secrets
List of Nigeria top companies
List of Nigeria trade union
List of Nigeria tribes
List of Nigeria tv stations
List of Nigeria vegetation zones
List of Nigeria vice president
List of Nigeria zip code
List of Nigerian bank sort codes
List of Nigerian blog sites
List of Nigerian celebrities
List of Nigerian chief of army staff
List of Nigerian cities
List of Nigerian comedians
List of Nigerian commercial banks
List of Nigerian dating sites
List of Nigerian deputy governors
List of Nigerian embassies in the world
List of Nigerian entrepreneurs
List of Nigerian fashion designers
List of Nigerian festivals
List of Nigerian governors and their deputies
List of Nigerian grammy award winners
List of Nigerian heroes
List of Nigerian jails
List of Nigerian minister
List of Nigerian oil and gas companies
List of Nigerian oil well owners
List of Nigerian online forums
List of Nigerian online shopping sites
List of Nigerian rappers
List of Nigerian richest football player
List of Nigerian websites
List of Nigerian wrestlers
List of Nigerian writers
List of Nigerian zip codes
List of zoo in Nigeria
Nigerian army list
World bank list of Nigerian looters