Economic and Financial Review


Central Bank of Nigeria


Agriculture, Agricultural Subsidy, Food Security, Nigeria


Food security has remained a key human right-related issue and ranks second only to poverty on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The objectives of this paper are to identify the gaps in agriculture subsidy regime; and to identify options for refocusing of the subsidy regime to improve food security.

Following the introduction, section 2 explores the nexus of agricultural subsidy and food security, while section 3 reviews the agricultural subsidy regime in Nigeria. Section 4 discusses the input-output dimensions of agricultural subsidy in Nigeria, and in section 5, the paper takes a dive into the agricultural subsidies from international perspective. In section 6, it proposes a paradigm shift for agricultural subsidy for food security, while section 7 concludes the paper.

Author Bio

The author is a staff of the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State in Nigeria.

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CBN Economic and Financial Review





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Recommended Citation

Sulaiman, Y. (2021). Refocusing Agricultural Subsidy for Food Security in Nigeria. Economic and Financial Review. 59(4), 159-196.



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