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