New Publication now available: What factors influence nutritional adequacy in rural households in Nigeria?

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new research paper entitled “Factors Influencing Nutritional Adequacy among Rural Households in Nigeria: How Does Dietary Diversity Stand among Influencers?” in the Ecology of Food and Nutrition journal. In this paper, co-authored by Dare Akerele, Rahman Akintayo Sanusi, and Olumuyiwa Fowowe Ashaolu of the Department of >> Read more

Nigeria Agricultural News Digest

CBN approves N75bn for NIRSAL’s take-off The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved N75 billion for the take off of Nigerian Incentive-Based Risk Sharing in Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL). The apex bank has also guaranteed 75 per cent loans provided by Deposit Money Banks to farmers across the 36 States of the Federation and the >> Read more

“Ensuring Food and Nutrition Security in Rural Nigeria: An Assessment of the Challenges, Information Needs, and Analytical Capacity”

Malnutrition is widespread in Nigeria, especially in rural areas. Nigerians are vulnerable to chronic food shortages, erratic supply, poor quality food, and fluctuating food prices. The huge investment in ensuring food and nutrition security for Nigerians has had limited success, and therefore, there is a need to review and learn from past interventions. This brief >> Read more

“Gender Dimensions of Agriculture, Poverty, Nutrition and Food Security in Nigeria”

Gender analysis focuses on the different roles and responsibilities of women and men and how these affect society, culture, the economy and politics. For example, important differences exist between women and men in their quality of life; in the amount, kind and recognition of work they do; in health and literacy levels; and in their >> Read more