Environmentally Sound and Commercially Sustainable Agricultural Development in Nigeria

  • Usman HarunaEmail author
  • Mohammed Bashir Umar


The chapter highlights the environmentally sound and commercially sustainable agriculture development in Nigeria. It provides basic information about Nigeria and addresses the present status of agriculture, use of agricultural inputs, environmental degradation, commercial farming and its pre-requisites, paradigm shift and sustainability. Nigeria has the capacity to produce crops ranging from cereals to trees and fruit crops, therefore, it has good potential for sustainable development of commercial agriculture. This can be achieved through the expansion of cultivable areas and use of external inputs to achieve maximum yields per hectare in commercial farming.


Commercial agriculture Environmental degradation Input use Small-holder farmers Sustainable development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Agricultural Economics and Extension ProgrammeAbubakar Tafawa Balewa UniversityBauchiNigeria
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural TechnologyJigawa State College of AgricultureHadejiaNigeria

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