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Future Food | 5 Nigeria: Near or Far?

Near or Far? Nigerian Minister for Agriculture, Akinwunmi Ayo Adesina believes it is his job to ensure Nigerians eat food grown in Nigeria – and he’s determined to overcome the obstacles to Nigerian self-sufficiency in food production. He has also provoked a debate – on a globalized planet should countries like Nigeria really try to grow all their own food?

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TAGS: food fishing & farming health people & communities trade & economics

Films in this series

Future Food | 1 Peru: Old or New?

Can chefs be the vanguard of a socially-driven food revolution? ...
Future Food | 2 Kenya: Food or Fuel?

Can we grow energy crops without harming food production? ...
Future Food | 3 USA: Big or Small?

Big agribusiness or small scale farmers? Which are better placed to feed th ...
Future Food | 4 India: Fat or Skinny?

Around the world there are now as many obese people as underfed people. Wha ...
Future Food | 5 Nigeria: Near or Far?

In a global economy, should countries be trying to be self sufficient in fo ...
Future Food | 6 China: Stay or Go?

In China, the young are leaving the land in droves so who is going to grow ...