Restructuring the Agricultural System and Actualization of Sustainable Food Security in South East Nigeria

Okoli, Rowland Chukwuma and Nnamani, Kevin S. and Ugwuozor, Samuela (2018) Restructuring the Agricultural System and Actualization of Sustainable Food Security in South East Nigeria. In: 6th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Political Science Association South East (NPSA-SE) Zone, October 29 – 30, 2018, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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Existing studies on restructuring in Nigeria have focused on restructuring the political structure while little attention is paid to the material base on which the political structure rests. This study examined the material condition that engender the clamour for restructuring and also undermine the political will to restructure. Specifically two research questions were interrogated, viz: does the 1978 land use decree engender imbalance in Nigeria’s agricultural system? how does the imbalance in Nigeria’s agricultural system engender inequity among the various geopolitical regions in the country? The study was anchored on the theory of accumulation by dispossession while documentary method of data collection was adopted. The study therefore, argued that the 1978 land use decree dispossessed the states in South East Nigeria the capacity to growth agricultural wealth for the development of the region, while some of the oil producing states of the zone were robbed of lands for agricultural activities. This undermine agriculture in South East Nigeria and threatens sustainable food security in the zone. In the light of the findings, the study recommended that restructuring in Nigeria should begin with the agricultural system which will address the material basis required for eventual political restructuring.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2019 14:37
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2019 14:37

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