The wave of insecurity rocking the country in form of communal clashes, militancy, farmers-herdsmen conflict and the rise of boko haram insurgency, has further threatened the development of agricultural sector as most northern farmers have been killed and displaced from their native lands and their farm lands.
The north-west and north-central states of Nigeria, are facing high level of food insecurity due to a combination of long-running armed conflicts and violence, disrupted livelihoods, reduced market access, localized food production, shortfall and the impacts of covid19 on food supply chains.
Agriculture is one of the fast growing sector of the Nigerian economy. But has been degenerated due to lack of insecurity, farmers can no longer stay on farm to plant and harvest crops due to kidnapping and killings, farm produce are been carted away by bandits and boko haram e.t.c.
The government needs to create a safe space for Nigerian farmers, by looking critically into the security aspect of the country and putting in place the necessary measures to ensure a safe space for Nigerian farmers.