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Food Security and Technology Nexus in Nigeria: An ARDL Approach

Osabohien, Romanus and Urhie, Ese and Osabuohien, E. S. C. (2016) Food Security and Technology Nexus in Nigeria: An ARDL Approach. In: 3rd International Conference On African Development Issues (CU-ICADI), May 9- May 11 2016, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.

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In this paper, we examined the level of technology, (quite low in developing countries, especially Nigeria) and how improved technological know-how can help in achieving food security. The indicators of food security utilized include: prevalence of food inadequacy, value of food production, among others. Regression analysis was engaged in investigating the important role of technology on food security using ARDL (Auto Regressive Distributed Lag). The results, among others, showed that in Nigeria, there is a long-term relationship between the indicators of food security and technology. In the event of distortion, the speed of adjustment from the short-run is rather low but significant. Some policy options to enhance the level of food security are documented in the study.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Food security; Agricultural machinery; Institutional quality; Economic growth; Cultivable land
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Ms Ugwunwa Esse
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2016 13:21
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2017 10:03

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