Nigeria has one of the fastest growing populations in the world. The country faces a great challenge to increase food supply and employment, while wheatering the impact of urbanisation.
Agriculture accounts for roughly one-fourth of Nigeria’s GDP. While the sector has great potential, the country still imports a lot of food. Nigeria’s limited arable land is under cultivated, producing low yields. Post-harvest loses are also considerable. The agriculture sector also suffers from ageing rural population and a lack of future perspective for young farmers.