Poor Rural Infrastructure Holds Back Food Production by Small Nigerian Farmers

A woman drying red chillies outside her hut in Niger State, north central Nigeria. Photo by Jorge Fernández/LightRocket via Getty Images Abiodun Olusola Omotayo, North-West University; Abeeb Babatunde Omotoso, and Saidat Adebola Daud Agriculture is an important part of development and poverty mitigation in low income countries. It depends on infrastructure such as good roads, […]

Nigeria’s Food Inflation Shows Urgency of Cross-border Trade

Nigerian food inflation, now at its highest since 2008, shows that food security is the country’s overriding problem. January’s overall inflation rate of 16.5% was the highest since mid-2017, lifted by food inflation which accelerated to 20.6%. Inflation will “certainly remain elevated over the medium term, and may actually rise in 2021,” says John Ashbourne, […]