Located in West Africa, Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa with about 186 million people (2016 estimates). With an estimated GDP of 522 billion U.S. dollars in 2015, the country has the strongest economy on the continent, although most of its economic power is based on the oil sector. Agriculture employs about two thirds of the workforce, contributes to approximately 22% of the GDP and accounts for about 88% of the revenue that is not from the oil sector. More than 90% of agricultural production is generated by smallholder farmers who have less than 2 hectares of land. Some of the key supply chains include; rice, maize, cassava and potatoes, yam, sorghum, bananas and plantains, cacao palm oil, and various legumes. The overall dietary energy supply per capita exceeds the average dietary energy requirement of the population by more than 20%, and undernourishment is low and continues to decrease. However, there exists large nutritional disparities between regions, with a prevalence of obesity and overweight in larger cities coexisting with particularly high rates of stunting in all states in the North West.
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The Global Innovation Index provides detailed metrics about the innovation performance of 127 countries and economies around the world. Its 81 indicators explore a broad vision of innovation, including political environment, education, infrastructure and business sophistication.Read more Global Innovation Index 2017 Report Now Available
The ReSAKSS Country eAtlases is a GIS-based mapping tool designed to help policy analysts and policymakers access and use high quality and highly disaggregated data on agricultural, socio-economic, and bio-physical indicators to guide agricultural policy and investment decisions.
The Innovation Studies for the 12 African PARI countries provide an overview of the status of agricultural innovations, innovation platforms and innovation investment in the respective country. Read more Country Innovation Studies
Published as: ZEF – Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 23, Center for Development Research, Bonn.
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A study for the special initiative “One World, No Hunger” of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
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Summary of a report on potentials and possibilities for German collaboration in agriculture in the 12 PARI countries.
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