The green revolution as a development strategy: Lessons from Asia and Latin America

Authors

  • A. A. ADESIMI
  • O. L. OLUDIMU

Keywords:

Green revolution programme, Food production, Self-sufficiency, Nigeria

Abstract

The Green Revolution programme launched by the Federal Government aims at achieving self-sufficiency in food production for Nigeria. The paper argues that the programme should not only be concerned with productivity increases but should be designed as development strategy to create the capacity to sustain growth, to distribute the benefits of growth equitably, to induce the willing and energetic participation of the people at the grassroots and to provide income and employment opportunities for both big-time and the small - holder farmers. The experience from Asia and Latin America are used as lessons.

Published

2020-08-26