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The impact of the presidential cassava initiative on cassava productivity in Nigeria: Implication for sustainable food supply and food security
Year:2017
Research Areas
  • Agronomic research,
  • Rural development
Information
Abstract
Abstract Agricultural programmes are implemented in sub-Saharan African countries to stimulate rural economic development. One such programme is the Presidential Cassava Initiative (PCI) in Nigeria aimed at reducing poverty and food insecurity, but there is a limited study on contribution of the programme to cassava output and food security. This study estimated the effects of the PCI on cassava output and food security in Nigeria. A three-stage multivariate linear regression model was applied in the empirical analysis. The results showed that the PCI has increased cassava output; promoted food supply; and enhanced national food security. The study concludes that agricultural development interventions are required to achieve a sustainable food supply and food security in sub-Saharan Africa. It is recommended that exit strategy should be incorporated in designing agricultural interventions to enable beneficiaries to enjoy sustainable effects.
International
Si
JCR
No
Title
Cogent Food & Agriculture
ISBN
2331-1932
Impact factor JCR
Impact info
Volume
3(1)
10.1080/23311932.2017.1368857
Journal number
From page
1
To page
14
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Ignacio de los Rios Carmenado (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación y Gestión sostenible del desarrollo rural/local
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