Subscribe to our Newsletter and get informed about new publication regulary and special discounts for subscribers!

ILSHS > ILSHS Volume 14 > Agribusiness as a Veritable Tool for Rural...
< Back to Volume

Agribusiness as a Veritable Tool for Rural Development in Nigeria

Full Text PDF


This paper examines the role of agribusiness in all its tri-aggregates to the socio-economic development of the rural sector in Nigeria. It acknowledges the importance of agriculture as it employs a majority of the rural population in a predominantly agrarian society like Nigeria. It draws majorly from documentary evidence on agribusiness and agro-industrial linkage and reveals that, the farm, off farm and processing components of agribusiness are capable of generating jobs, provision of income, poverty reduction and infrastructural growth. The paper however identifies poor policy articulations, shortage of working capital, poor infrastructure lack of ideology etc. as major obstacles to effective agribusiness. The paper recommends a robust political will, a sound ideological frame, adequate funds among other measures to develop a strong interface between agricultural policies and politics in achieving a sustainable agribusiness as a veritable tool for rural development in Nigeria.


International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 14)
P. Tersoo, "Agribusiness as a Veritable Tool for Rural Development in Nigeria", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 14, pp. 26-36, 2014
Online since:
October 2013

Anyanwu J. C. et al (1987). The Structure of the Nigerian Economy, (1960 - 1997). Onisha Nigeria. Joanee Educational Pub. Ltd.

Behnassi M. Draggan S., Yaya S. (2011). (eds) Global Food Insecurity: Rethinking Agricultural and Rural Development Paradigm and Policy. London: Spingewer Publishers.

BOD (2004). Briefs and Proposals for Re-engineering and Revitalization of the Operations of Taraku Mills Ltd, September.

Da'silva C. et al (2009). Agro-Industries for Development U.K. CAB International MPG Book Group.

Dike E. (1991). Economic Transformation in Nigeria: Growth, Accumulation and Technology. Zaria, Nigeria. ABU Press.

Dunmoye A. (1987). Agricultural and Economic Growth with Special Reference to the Developing Countries: A Survey of Relevant Theories in Oculi, O. (1987) (ed) Nigerian Alternatives. Zaria, Nigeria. ABU University Press.

Ega L.A., Atala T. K, Baba J. M. (1987).

Ekong E. E. (1988). Rural Sociology: An introduction and analysis of Rural Nigeria. Ibadan: Jumak Publishers Limited.

Harris W., Heyer J. (2010). (eds), The Comparative Political Economy of Development. New York: Routledge Pub.

Ijere M. O. (1992). Leading issues in Rural Development. Enugu Nigeria. Acena Publishers.

Jir M. M. (2005). Agriculture and Integrated Rural Development, in Akeredolu-Ale E.O. (1995) (ed). Integrated rural development in Nigeria: policy issues and options. Ibadan: Spectrum Books Ltd.

Lele U. (1975). The Design of Rural Development Lessons from Africa. Balmore: Holt Rinbert.

Mabogunje A. L. (1981). The Development Process: A Spatial Perspective. Unpublished Ph. D Thesis. Ibadan: University Press.

Meir G. M. (1976) Leading issues in Economic Development. New York Oxford University Press.

Olayida S. O., Heady, E. O. (1982). Agricultural Production Economics. Ibadan Nigeria. Ibadan Uni Press.

Olayide S. O., Ogunfowora, O. Essang, S.M., Idaachab,S. M (1981). Elements of Rural Economics. Ibadan University Press Publishing House.

Onimode B. (1985). An Introduction to Marxist Political Economy. London Zed Books Ltd.

Todaro M. P., Smith S. C. (2011). Economic Development. India, Pearson Education Ltd.

Ukwu J. U. (1995).

Show More Hide
Cited By:

[1] R. Osabohien, O. Matthew, O. Gershon, T. Ogunbiyi, E. Nwosu, "Agriculture Development, Employment Generation and Poverty Reduction in West Africa", The Open Agriculture Journal, Vol. 13, p. 82, 2019


[2] O. Matthew, R. Osabohien, E. Urhie, O. Ewetan, O. Adediran, E. Oduntan, C. Olopade, "Agriculture as a Stimulant for Sustainable Development in ECOWAS", Sustainability, Vol. 12, p. 215, 2019


[3] O. Matthew, R. Osabohien, T. Ogunlusi, O. Edafe, E. Amoo, "Agriculture and social protection for poverty reduction in ECOWAS", Cogent Arts & Humanities, Vol. 6, 2019


[4] D. Dzever, U. Nnama, A. Ali, Nutrition, Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change in Africa, p. 65, 2020


[5] M. Antoinette Lukban Rosete, N. L. Eleria, "Examining the Significance of the Luzon W-growth Corridor to Agricultural Agglomeration and Labor Productivity", Millennium Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, p. 1, 2020


[6] J. Bala, O. Olaniyi, T. Folorunso, E. Daniya, Opportunities and Strategic Use of Agribusiness Information Systems, p. 234, 2021


[7] J. Bala, O. Olaniyi, T. Folorunso, E. Daniya, Opportunities and Strategic Use of Agribusiness Information Systems, p. 234, 2021

Show More Hide