Food Security and Nigeria’s Economic Diplomacy

Research areas: Year: 2014
Type of Publication: Article Keywords: Food security, Nigerias Economic Diplomacy, Global Food Crisis, Global Food Security
Authors:
  • Osaigbovo, Johnson Agbonavbare
Journal: Journal of Social Sciences and Public Affairs Volume: 4
Number: 1 Pages: 54-69
Month: June
Abstract:
The tremor caused by the global food crisis has prompted renewed consequences on the interconnectedness economic, environmental and global interdependence. The global food crisis in the first decade of 21st century has generated critical debate on environment and development and brought their interactions and effects on global food security under serious scrutiny. Thus, to unearth the cause and effect relationship between environment development, food security and more correspondingly, their challenges on Nigeria’s economic diplomacy in the new international order. Despite the new global awakening and Nigeria’s tremendous potentials in human and natural resources in her years of economic struggle towards guaranteeing food security for her teeming citizenry, the country remained relatively peasant-based in agriculture due to largely emphasis on mono-product oil-economic. The paper examined food security and its implications on Nigerian’s economic diplomacy. It was recommended that Nigeria government should introduce mechanized farming that will make export possible and create jobs for her unemployed teeming youths.