Socio-Economic Drivers of Poverty and Food Insecurity: Nigeria a Case Study

Okapala, Emeka, Manning, L and Baines, R (2021) Socio-Economic Drivers of Poverty and Food Insecurity: Nigeria a Case Study. Food Reviews International. ISSN 8755-9129

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This narrative review paper considers the link between poverty and food security in urban and rural Nigeria, with emphasis on the economic (food availability & accessibility), social (people related factors) and environmental (effective resource use) implications. This study suggests that appropriate governance mechanisms must be put in place while developing strategies and policies to address problems of poverty and food insecurity in Nigeria. Improving infrastructure, mitigating the impact of continuing population growth, and uneven distribution of income, and identifying opportunities for education are important components to consider in developing food security policies and strategies for the Nigerian people.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: poverty, food security, food poverty, livelihoods, infrastructure, migration
Divisions: Agriculture, Food and Environment
Depositing User: Professor Louise Manning
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2021 09:29
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2021 13:26

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