Economic and Financial Review


Central Bank of Nigeria


Food Crisis, Climate Change, Food Security, Food Production, Population, Rural-Urban Migration, Farming, Agriculture, Nigeria


This paper reviews food crisis and its causes in Nigeria. It takes the position that food crisis has been simmering in Nigeria for the past couple of years and identifies policy instability, poor policy implementation and declining household purchasing power, among others as the major causes of food crisis. It recommends strong policy support and implementation, automatic indexation of wages and pensions and other measures to curb food crisis in the country.

Author Bio

Prof. Gabriel S. Umoh is a staff of the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Uyo.

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CBN Economic and Financial Review





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Recommended Citation

Umoh, G. S., (2021). Averting the Looming Food Crisis: A Clarion Call to Immediate and Near-term Policy Action. Economic and Financial Review, 59(4), 231-243.



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