The Need to Institutionalize Agribusiness in Nigeria’s Agricultural Sector

Wellington Osawe, University of Ibadan & NAPP Scholar at MSU 2018 Agriculture has always been the mainstay of economies in Africa. The same is true of Nigeria. However, through the discovery of crude oil in the late 1960s, the contribution of the agricultural sector to Nigeria’s gross domestic product (GDP) nosedived from 67% in 1960 to 23.4% in 2008 (Falola and Haton, 2008, Yakub, 2008). These figures have been fluctuating over the years and currently, the estimated figure is about 21% as at 2017 (CBN, 2017). Arguably, it may be very difficult for Nigeria to achieve sustainable and inclusive economic growth without developing the agricultural sector. This is largely because almost 40% of the country’s population (as of 2015) was

Data availability issues or right data sourcing

Blessing Agada, University of Agriculture Makurdi and NAPP Scholar at MSU 2018 Data may be information in raw or unorganized form (such as alphabets, numbers, or symbols) that refer to, or represent, conditions, ideas, or objects. It could also be values of quantitative or qualitative variables that are measured/collected, reported and analysed for use. http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/data.html While the concept of data is commonly associated with scientific research, data is collected by a huge range of organizations and institutions, including businesses (e.g., sales data, revenue, profits,), governments (e.g. unemployment, literacy rates) and non-governmental organizations (e.g., censuses of the number of farmers by non-profit organizations). . Data as a general concept refers to the fact that some existing information or knowledge is represented or coded in some form suitable for

MSU: A True Reflection of Academic Center of Excellence

Philip Ijirbee Agber, Department of Soil Science, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria, MSU: A True Reflection of Academic Center of Excellence, Highlight 23, Feed the Future IL for Food Security Policy, Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, Visiting Scholars Program, June 2018

The Gulf between African and American Graduate Programs

Wellington Osawe, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, The Gulf between African and American Graduate Programs, Highlight 22, Feed the Future IL for Food Security Policy, Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, Visiting Scholars Program, June 2018
Anthonia Ifeyinwa Achike, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, The Project Scholars Program: What I Take back to my Institution, Highlight 21, Feed the Future IL for Food Security Policy, Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, Visiting Scholars Program, June 2018

Take Homes from my Student in the Project Scholars Program

Anthonia Ifeyinwa Achike, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Take Homes from my Student in the Project Scholars Program, Highlight 20, Feed the Future IL for Food Security Policy, Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, Visiting Scholars Program, June 2018
Anthonia Ifeyinwa Achike, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. The Project Scholars Program, Personal Benefit to me. It is a Good Investment, Highlight 19, Feed the Future IL for Food Security Policy, Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, Visiting Scholars Program, June 2018
Kabir Kayode Salman, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, The Need for more Collaborative Research and Stakeholders’ Engagement, Highlight 18, Feed the Future IL for Food Security Policy, Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, Visiting Scholars Program, June 2018