Societies have actually come to define themselves by the manner and extent of their success in boosting agricultural output. The most frequent and efficient extensive adjustment to agricultural production in Nigeria historically has been to increase the area of land planted. Therefore, the agricultural and rural institutions in Nigeria are at a turning point. This is due to the fact that although agriculture is growing, the growth is not sustainable. The inertia brought on by interventions and reforms in policies and programmes that were prevalent in Nigeria, particularly during the post-colonial era, is still a problem in agriculture.
Nigeria places a high priority on the agricultural sector since it helps the farmer, the community, and the country as a whole. Among the advantages of agriculture are the provision of raw materials for industries, the production of food for a growing population, a source of employment, revenue for farmers, and contributors to foreign exchange. The degree of the agriculture sector’s economic contribution is, nevertheless, constrained by various issues. So, in order to fill up the gaps and encourage the expansion of the agricultural sector, agricultural policies are developed.
This is a list of Agricultural Policies in Nigeria:
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH POLICY
The Agricultural Research Policy aims to achieve the following goals: the development of improved seedlings, seeds, and fingerlings capable of high yield, the development of more efficient ways for farmers to engage in farming activities such as planting, harvesting, processing, and storing farm produce, and the optimal utilisation of fertilisers, herbicides, pesticides, and other farm inputs to mitigate the adverse effects on man and the environment.
In actuality, how and to what extent societies have been able to increase agricultural production has defined them. Increasing the area of land planted has historically been the most frequent and productive extensive adjustment in agricultural production in Nigeria. Therefore, Nigeria’s rural and agricultural institutions are at a turning point. This is due to the fact that agriculture is expanding, but this expansion is not sustainable. The inertia brought on by interventions and reforms in policies, programmes, and practices that characterised Nigeria, particularly in the post-colonial era, continues to harm agriculture.