Insecurity Issues: Farmer-Herder Conflict

Farmer-Herder conflict in African countries is a recurring issue that claims the lives of many when the clashes occur. “Farmer-herder violence in West and Central Africa has increased over the past 10 years with geographic concentrations in Nigeria, central Mali, and northern Burkina Faso.” – Africa Security Brief, 2021 Nigeria has recorded the highest cases

EU BAN ON COWPEA AND BEANS: THE WAY FORWARD

The European Union placed a ban on the importation of beans and cowpeas from Nigeria in 2013 for a period of one year. This was as a result of the uncontrolled use of pesticides on the crops, as stated in the amended 2015/943 EU regulation. In June 2016, the ban was further extended and it

THE EFFECTS OF CROWDING OUT ON NIGERIA AGROTECH

In recent years, a growing number of agritech companies have begun offering digital solutions to address the challenges faced by smallholder farmers in Nigeria. These solutions aim to improve smallholder farmers’ access to financial services, farm inputs (e.g. as good quality seeds), fertilisers, insecticides and pesticides, and equipment (e.g. tractors), as well as provide other

Property Rights for Innovative Entrepreneurship

The foundation of a well-defined, respected, and enforced property rights is necessary for the market process to coordinate positive-sum exchange. Property rights are any body of laws created by a country’s government to define how individuals can own, benefit from and alienate property. Where there is no individual ownership of property, there will be an