FOOD SECURITY AND THE ROLE OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH

  • K OLAJIDE Agricultural Education Department, Kogi State College of Education (Technical), Kabba, P.M.B. 242, Kabba, Nigeria.
  • P.F. ABOLUSORO Agricultural Education Department, Kogi State College of Education (Technical), Kabba, P.M.B. 242, Kabba, Nigeria.
  • Fatima I. AYEGBA Agricultural Education Department, Kogi State College of Education (Technical), Kabba, P.M.B. 242, Kabba, Nigeria.
Keywords: Food security, strategies, sustainability, insecurity, household

Abstract

Agricultural research has been one of the keys to increasing food production over the past half century at a rate that has outstripped rapid increases in population. As per person availability of arable land, water and other resources continues to shrink, further commitment and advances in research will be critical to ensure that future generations will be better fed, clothed and housed than they are today. This paper reviews the roles of agricultural research to improving food security in Nigeria, using various strategies.

Published
2021-06-19