Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS) ISSN: 2315-5094

October 2013 Vol. 2(10): pp. 256-262

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Review

Organic farming in Nigeria: problems and future prospects

* Kutama1, A.S., 2Abdullahi, M. A. 3Umar, S., and 3Binta, U.B and 4Ahmad, M.K.;  

 

1Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State, Nigeria

2Department of Economics, Bayero University, Kano

3 Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts, Sciences and Remedial Studies, Kano,

4Department of Biological Sciences, Bayero University, Kano

*Corresponding Author’s Email: kutamasak@yahoo.com;

Tel: +2347067371893

Accepted 19 October, 2013

 

Abstract

Organic farming is a practice of the cultivation of crops and rearing of animals without the use of any synthetic farm inputs such as fertilizer, pesticides and the likes but by the use of traditional inputs such as green manure, compost manure, crop rotation, and other cultural practices to eliminate pest and manage diseases. Several researches in organic farming was carried out in the developing countries recently, there is still a need for similar but extensive research on organic farming in Nigeria in order to promote, develop and encourage organic farming among the farmers of our country. Organic farming is being constrained by several factors in Nigeria and which if critically looked into, could be solved with little efforts. The benefits of organic farming reside on the farmers, our ecosystem and man’s health. In line with this development therefore, Governments should formulate appropriate agricultural policies to promote and encourage organic agriculture, by providing support for the marketing of the organic products for both export and local consumption as this would greatly encourage the local organic farmers and consequently increase the output of organic farm produce which would eventually ensure food security in the country. This article reviews the problems and future prospects of organic farming in Nigeria. 

Keywords: organic farming, problems, prospects, Nigeria

 

 

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