Economic and Financial Review


Central Bank of Nigeria


Food Security, Federal Government, policies


Nigeria has a vast land area of 91.1 million hectares supported by 1.3 million hectares of water bodies, 3.14 million hectares of irrigated land and a coastal line of over 800 km that is viable for virtually all aspects of agro-allied sector (crops, agro-forestry, fisheries, poultry and livestock). Presently, only 32 million out of the 81 million hectares of arable land is under cultivation and typical farm size ranges between 0.5 hectares and 4 hectares in the southern and northern parts of the country, respectively.To this end, policies are enacted as a deliberate plan of action to guide decisions and achieve national outcomes. Policies usually consist of principles and rules governing the behaviour of persons in an organisation.

Author Bio

Dr. Rasaq Oyeleke, is the Head, Food and Nutrition, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMA&RD), Abuja

Publication Title

CBN Economic and Financial Review (EFR)





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Recommended Citation

Oyeleke Rasaq., An Overview of Federal Government Policies and Programmes for Food Security in Nigeria. Economic and Financial Review, 59(4) -53-65.



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