Nigeria cultivates just 40 percent of its available arable land

June 19, 2014

 

“But while Nigeria’s agricultural sector employs 58 percent of the country’s active workforce and cultivates just 40 percent of its available arable land, official sources say it spends just 2 percent of its GDP on agriculture. Even in Nigeria, there is room for further progress."

 

Caroline Kende-Robb, “Africa could feed the world, but smallholders will be key,” Democracy in Africa, last modified November 29, 2013, accessed June 19, 2014, http://democracyinafrica.org/africa-feed-world-smallholders-will-key/.

 

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