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Published on: 23 May, 2019      708    Last Updated: 23 May, 2019 

Nigeria has the potential to become a major player in the global economy by virtue of its human and natural resource endowments. However, this potential has remained relatively untapped over the years. After a shift from agriculture to crude oil and gas in the late 1960s, Nigeria’s growth has continued to be driven by consumption and high oil prices. Previous economic policies left the...


Tags: economics & industry,economic recovery,growth plan     Category: Agriculture


Published on: 20 May, 2019      297    Last Updated: 20 May, 2019 

This document shows a summary of colleges of agriculture and related disciplines enrollment by institutions. 


Tags: education,agriculture,institutions,colleges of agriculture enrollment     Category: Agriculture


Published on: 15 May, 2019      509    Last Updated: 15 May, 2019 

Globally, agriculture is the mainstay of most well planned economies because it contributes significantly to the national gross domestic product (GDP), creates employment, provides food for human sustenance, raw materials for industry and earns foreign exchange. Nigeria is blessed with abundant agricultural resources spanning several agro-ecological zones. Nigeria’s total land area...


Tags: Agriculture,GDP,Economy,Food and Agriculture,Framework,Farmers,Nigeria     Category: Agriculture


Published on: 15 May, 2019      121    Last Updated: 15 May, 2019 

Nigerians are large fish consumers with a total consumption at more than 1.36 million MT. With fish imports making up about three fifths (740,000 MT) of the fish supply. Although the contribution of fisheries to the Gross Domestic Product is only 3-4%, it occupies a very significant position in the primary sector providing employment for over a million people (FDF, 2007) and contributing...


Tags: Agriculture,Aquaculture,Aquaculture Strategy     Category: Agriculture


Published on: 15 May, 2019      114    Last Updated: 15 May, 2019 

Aquaculture has been growing at about 25 – 33 % per year since 2003 in Nigeria. This is evident in the level of intensity of catfish farming activity, which currently account for approximately 25% of the 110,000 tons of catfish consumed in the country annually. At present, farmed catfish market surpasses US$27 million per year (Graham and Susana, 2006), from many of the farms across Nigeria....


Tags: Agriculture,Aquaculture,Aquaculture Development Plan     Category: Agriculture


Published on: 15 May, 2019      690    Last Updated: 15 May, 2019 

Nigeria has been exposed to many disease epidemics and other public health threats. Recent notable public health emergencies (PHEs) of national and international concern to Nigeria include Lassa Fever, Cholera, Meningitis, Yellow Fever and Monkeypox. The International Health Regulations (2005), have been a key instrument in benchmarking emergency preparedness for Nigeria. The Joint...


Tags: Health,Health security,National Action Plan     Category: Agriculture