Let’s end food
insecurity in Nigeria...
FOR GOOD

Understanding the Challenges

What's responsible for food insecurity?

Insecurity

Banditry, terrorist attacks, and secessionist-related incidents have displaced many farming communities, hindered cultivation. and increased the cost of agricultural goods.

Climate change

Over 90 percent of agricultural production in Nigeria is rain-fed and susceptible to the vagaries of extreme weather events (NATIP, FG).

Poor logistics systems

Infrastructural deficits exhibited in bad roads and poorly developed transportation networks increase travel time and cost.

Agricultural Development

The agricultural mechanization level in Nigeria is one of the lowest in the World. Nigeria’s mechanization is at 0.027 hp/hectare which is far from the FAO’s recommendation of 1.5 hp/hectare (FMARDA).

Multiple taxation on the Food Supply Chain

Over ten regulatory agencies collect tax on a single agricultural commodity in the country, resulting in significant differences between the farm and landing costs (ThisDay Newspaper).

Storage and Processing Inefficiencies

There are inadequate facilities to preserve agricultural commodities, which results in wastage. Poor power supply is frustrating efforts at ensuring proper storage and processing of agricultural products.

So what’s the solution?

A comprehensive research that reveals all the challenges and proffers sustainable solutions for the food ecosystem.

January 2024 - March 2024

Project Kickoff and Interviews.

  • Project Charter
  • Research Selection.
  • Proposal Writing.
  • Selection of research committee
  • Stakeholders meeting.
  • Preliminary interviews.

March 2024 - July 2024

Field Work

  • Field Travel and Data Collection on all research areas.
  • Conduct field interviews.

August 2024 - September 2024

Data Collection and analysis

  • Continuous Data Collection and Monitoring.
  • Conduct Interviews, Observations and Scouting.

October 2024 - December 2024

Data Analysis, Curating Report & Research Completion.

  • Analysis of collected data.
  • Data Review and collation.
  • Making sense of all the data.
  • Review of the report and analysis.
  • Write up of report and recommendations.

Who is leading
this research?

Adebayo Adeleke in collaboration with the  Office for Strategic Preparedness and Resilience (OSPRE) is researching to understand the root causes of food insecurity and proffer solutions to end this epidemic for good.

The research will also highlight opportunities for government and private sector collaboration to develop the food ecosystem.

How can I support
this research?

Kindly email us with the title and we will respond research@adebayoadeleke.com

See what our researchers are up to