Paper: How will decisions made now affect Nigeria’s future food system?

PAPER: HOW WILL DECISIONS MADE NOW AFFECT NIGERIA’S FUTURE FOOD SYSTEM?

by A4NH | January 27, 2020

Nigeria's food system is complex and still transforming, in the face of increasing urbanization and rapid population growth. What can be done now to ensure that the country's food system can provide healthy and sustainable diets for all in the future?

A4NH researchers at Wageningen University & Research and colleagues studied direct and indirect drivers of the Nigerian food system, at household, sub-national, national, and supra-national levels and an advanced economy-wide quantitative modeling framework to produce this foresight analysis, with a look to potential scenarios involving various macroeconomic and biophysical drivers, with factors such as domestic production, trade, prices, nutrient availability, and consumption. Their analysis, published in Sustainability in 2019, gives policymakers, development practitioners, entrepreneurs, and others projections to consider when making decisions and taking actions now.

Find the paper here: Healthy Diets and Reduced Land Pressure: Towards a Double Gain for Future Food Systems in Nigeria


Photo: Village produce market, Nigeria -- Curt Carnemark/World Bank

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