Economic and Financial Review


Central Bank of Nigeria


Economics, E-commerce, Agribusiness, Food security


The challenge of food security transcends national or regional boundaries, and indeed became a global concern in 2015 when the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were set. Goal 2 targets zero hunger by 2030, and that is, to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture. While the entire world is not in shortage of food, there are wide disparities in food sufficiency and food security across nations, regions and continents. The SDG No. 2 is a 5x1 matrix of five targets and three actions as summarised in Table 1. The targets are five critical elements of food security and the actions or activities that will enable nations to achieve those targets. For example, to end hunger requires scaled investment in food production, agricultural infrastructure, inclusive economic growth and efficient food logistics.

Author Bio

Dr. ‘Biodun Adedipe is a Chief Consultant of BAA Consult Lagos, Nigeria.

Publication Title

CBN Economic and Financial Review (EFR)





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Recommended Citation

Adedipe, B. (2021). Addressing Food Insecurity in Nigeria: Lessons from Jurisdictional Experiences. Economic and Financial Review. 59(4) 33-51



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