Constraints and Knowledge Gaps for Different Irrigation Systems in Nigeria

Irrigation systems in Nigeria take various forms and most are privately managed by individual farmers. This diversity reflects the farmers’ needs to minimize setup costs and maximize the returns from these systems. Thus, in order to design appropriate policies to support irrigation expansion in Nigeria, it is critical to understand how choices are made in >> Read more

“Constraints to Increasing Agricultural Productivity in Nigeria”

This paper reviews the constraints hindering growth of agricultural productivity in Nigeria by providing an overview of the policy environment that affects agricultural productivity; establishing how the policy environment affects productivity improvement; and proposing lessons relevant for future research and policymaking to promote productivity growth in Nigeria. NSSP Background Paper 6 by Dayo Phillip, Ephraim >> Read more

“Constraints to Increasing Agricultural Productivity in Nigeria”

Agriculture is the principal source of food and livelihood in Nigeria, and employs nearly three-quarters of the nation’s work force. Over the past two decades, agricultural yields have stayed the same or declined. Although there has been a recent rise in agricultural productivity, it is derived more from expanded planting areas for staple crops than >> Read more