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The Oxford Handbook of Nigerian History

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DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190050092.013.29


Agriculture is the most critical economic activity in every society. It has historically remained the source of food that sustains the population and a source of wealth accumulation. This chapter looks at the intersection of environment, agriculture, and sustainable development. Whether it be crop production or animal husbandry, suitable agricultural production is dependent on a suitable and sustainable environment. This article looks at the link between the environment, agricultural productivity, and sustainable development. It also examines the link between contemporary agricultural crisis and environmental crisis and how both issues have posed a challenge to continued and future suitable, sustainable development.


Published version. "Agriculture, Environment, and Sustainable Development in Nigeria" in The Oxford Handbook of Nigerian History. Eds. Toyin Falola and Matthew M. Heaton. New York: Oxford University Press, 2022. DOI. © 2022 Oxford Academic. Used with permission.

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