Nigeria

ISO Code: 
NGA 

"Fifty percent of the population in Nigeria live in rural areas. About 25 percent of Nigerians depend on agriculture and women make up about 38 percent of agricultural workers. About 90 percent of the agricultural output comes from the smallholder sector. Typical farm sizes range from 0.5 ha in the densely populated high-rainfall south to 4 ha in the dry north. An estimated six percent of the total population is undernourished (as of 2007), down from nine percent in 2002 surveys. Malnutrition in children is high: 29 percent are underweight, and 38 percent suffer from stunting."

Source: FAO Country Profiles: Nigeria

Resources

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Who Benefits from Spending on Water and Electricity in Nigeria?: A Benefit Incidence Analysis Who Benefits from Spending on Water and Electricity in Nigeria?: A Benefit Incidence Analysis
West African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis West African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis
Typology of farm households and irrigation systems: Some evidence from Nigeria Typology of farm households and irrigation systems: Some evidence from Nigeria
The economic rationale for investing in stunting reduction The economic rationale for investing in stunting reduction
Tenure security and demand for land tenure regularization in Nigeria: Empirical evidence from Ondo and Kano states Tenure security and demand for land tenure regularization in Nigeria: Empirical evidence from Ondo and Kano states
Targeted Subsidies and Private Market Participation Targeted Subsidies and Private Market Participation
Structural change in the economy of Nigeria Structural change in the economy of Nigeria
Perspectives of selected stakeholder groups in Nigeria on the federal and state fertilizer subsidy programs Perspectives of selected stakeholder groups in Nigeria on the federal and state fertilizer subsidy programs
No. 15 - Sensitivity of Computable General Equilibrium Models to Macroeconomic Closure Rules: Evidence from the IFPRI Standard Model No. 15 - Sensitivity of Computable General Equilibrium Models to Macroeconomic Closure Rules: Evidence from the IFPRI Standard Model
No. 0039 - Assessing the Impact of Rice Sector Policy Reforms on the Income Mobility of Rural Households in Nigeria No. 0039 - Assessing the Impact of Rice Sector Policy Reforms on the Income Mobility of Rural Households in Nigeria