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Accountability in agricultural governance and food security in Nigeria

Osabohien, Romanus and Ufua, Daniel and Moses, Chinonye, Love and Osabuohien, E. S. C. (2020) Accountability in agricultural governance and food security in Nigeria. Brazilian Journal of Food Technology. pp. 1-12. ISSN 1981-6723

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This study explores the relationship between agricultural governance and food security in Nigeria and employs two main approaches: descriptive and econometric. The econometric approach engages Autoregressive Distribution Lag (ARDL) in examining the long-run relationship between the indicators of food security and agricultural governance for the period 1985 to 2016. The results show that in the long-run, agricultural performance contribute to food security in Nigeria. The findings from the descriptive analysis unveil that Nigeria has the highest number of undernourished people, which increased by 22% between 2000 and 2001. Between 2000 and 2015, the population grew by 30.60% with the rate of violence increasing by 55%. The study recommends, among others, that accountability in addressing the challenges in the implementation of food security programs and ensuring timely distribution of food resources is germane.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accountability; Agriculture; Food security; Governance; Food waste; Institutions.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2024 12:34
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2024 12:34

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