Volume : 5, Issue : 6, JUN 2019

STRATEGY FOR AGRICULTURAL INTENSIFICATION IN NIGERIA: EMPHASIS ON AGRICULTURALAVIATION

ADENIRAN, ADETAYO OLANIYI, AKANBI, OLAWALE MOJEED, SIDIQ, OKWUDILI BEN

Abstract

This paper reveals strategy for agricultural intensification with emphasis on agricultural aviation. As the population densities of Nigeria have been high for a long period, land degradation, involution, and perhaps even stagnation have set in. It was backed up by the theories of Thomas Malthus, and Bose upon agricultural intensification and population growth. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with 188.7 million people (2017 estimate) which is known to have good soil that enhances agriculture. Furthermore, agricultural practice in Brazil was examined because they have similar characteristics with Nigeria in the area of soil fertility, and they are technologically developed most especially in agriculture with the practice of agricultural aviation. Nigeria still struggles with low agricultural productivity with old technological involvement. The beauty of this study is the suitability of sound policies that emanates towards achieving agricultural intensification. This is a major means to banish hunger and reduce poverty.

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AGRICULTURAL INTENSIFICATION; AGRICULTURAL AVIATION; BRAZIL; NIGERIA

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