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Agriculture remains preferred occupation in rural Nigeria despite pandemic-related challenges 

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Resource Details

Resource ID

18677

Access

Open

Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Crop improvement, Seed systems

Crops

Dryland cereals, Pearl millets, Sorghum, Grain legumes, Chickpea, Groundnut

Systems

Farming Systems

Locations

West and Central Africa, Nigeria

CSR Activity

No

Global Date

31 Dec 20

Title

Agriculture remains preferred occupation in rural Nigeria despite pandemic-related challenges

Keywords

AVISA, Nigeria, COVID-19 pandemic, Agricultural Development Project, African Agriculture, BMGF, Smallholder Farmers

Language

English

Story Partners

Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Nigeria

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1887-2, 31 December 2020

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/agriculture-remains-preferred-occupation-in-rural-nigeria-despite-pandemic-related-challenges/

Description

A survey in rural parts of Northern Nigeria shows that in spite of problems in accessing quality seeds and other inputs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of respondents still want to take up or continue crop farming as their prime source of income generation. Moreover, 40% of the respondents considered crop farming as a source of food security, 34% saw it as an option of diversifying cash income sources, 13% saw it as a profit-making venture and 11% as a pathway to becoming self-reliant.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

31 Dec 20

CGIAR Research Program

GLDC

SDG

01-No_Poverty, 02-Zero_Hunger, 03-Good_Health_and_Well_Being, 08-Decent_Work_and_Economic_Growth, 17-Partnerships_For_The_Goals

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