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Environmental and Sustainable Agricultural Development in Nigeria: Matters Arising and the Way Forward

Indian Journal of Sustainable Development

Volume 2 Issue 2

Published: 2016
Author(s) Name: Adamu Jibir, Musa Abdu, Amina Isah | Author(s) Affiliation:
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The goal of achieving and maintaining sustainable farming system is rapidly becoming a top priority of agricultural and environmental policy makers in most developing countries particularly Nigeria. The paper attempts to examine Nigerian agriculture within the context of climate change and sustainable development. The findings of the study show that efforts to ensure self-sufficiency in food production and raw materials for industries and severe climate change are causing increased pressure on the resources of the Nigeria economy. Several socio-economic and other human activities such as; bush fallow, application of modern technologies in farming, increasing population, transhumance, overgrazing, deforestation and exploitation of mineral resources are causing severe and uncontrolled problems of sustainable agricultural development all over the country. The paper recommends proper exploitation of natural resources, government commitment through research and development and public enlightenment campaign among others.

Keywords: Agriculture, Environment, Nigeria, Sustainable Development

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