Economic and Financial Review


Central Bank of Nigeria


Agro-Industries, Food Culture, Nigeria


The paper discusses in a general way the role of agro-industries in the promotion of a Nigerian food culture. It observes that the agro-industrial and trade policies pursued in the 1970s and early 1980s contributed immensely to a food habit characterised l1y preference for foreign and imported foods. Agro-industries in the present economic environment can contribute positively to the development of a Nigerian food culture through corporate promotions, investments in the production of local foodstuffs and funding of relevant research and development. The paper concludes that agro-industries should be supported in the development of an indigenous food culture by fostering an 'enabling ~environment for private sector investment improvement in entrepreneurial capabilities through training and providing basic research and infrastructural facilities.

Author Bio

The author is the Director of Research, Central Bank of Nigeria

Publication Title

CBN Economic and Financial Review





Recommended Citation

Ojo, M. O. (1991). The Role of Agro-Industries in Promoting a Food Culture in Nigeria. CBN Economic and Financial Review, 29(4), 306-314.



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