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Environmental considerations in Nigerian agricultural policies, strategies and programs

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Agriculture is the major sector upon which the majority of Nigeria?s rural poor depend on for their
livelihood. Over 70 percent of the active labor force is employed in agriculture (World Bank
2007). The federal government of Nigeria (FGN) has identified agriculture as the key
development priority in its efforts to halve poverty by 2015 and diversify the economy away from
the oil sector.

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