Food Security, Institutional Framework and Technology: Examining the Nexus in Nigeria Using ARDL Approach

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Author(s): Romanus Anthony Osabohien*, Evans Osabuohien, Ese Urhie.

Journal Name: Current Nutrition & Food Science

Volume 13 , 2017


In this paper, we examined the level of technology and how investment in agricultural science and technology can improve technical know-how in Nigeria with a view to achieving food security. Growth in agricultural science and technology is deemed essential for increasing agricultural output; reduce the vulnerability of rural poverty and in turn, food security. Food security and growth in agricultural output depends on technological usages, which enhances the productive capacity of the agricultural sector. The indicators of food security utilized in this study include: dietary energy supply, average value of food production, prevalence of food inadequacy, among others. The results from econometric analysis based on Auto-Regressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) showed, inter alia, that in Nigeria, there is a high level of food insecurity as a result of low attention on food production occasioned by the pervasive influence of oil that become the major export product. Hence, policy to turn around the trend is recommended in this study.

Keywords: Agricultural transformation, Food Access, Food Availability, Food security, Technological utilisation; Institutions

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Year: 2017
(E-pub Ahead of Print)
DOI: 10.2174/1573401313666170525133853

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