“Agricultural Mechanization and the Smallholder Farmers in Nigeria”

The majority of Nigeria’s smallholder farmers are often too poor to employ modern tools, such as tractors and plows, even with substantial government support. In this respect, an agricultural mechanization policy would need effective targeting with regard to particular farming activities and types of farmers for which different forms of mechanization efforts could be directed. >> Read more

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