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Public Policy on Sustainable Food and Agricultural Markets: Legal Perspective from Nigeria

  • Fatimah M. OpebiyiEmail author
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Part of the World Sustainability Series book series (WSUSE)

Abstract

Worldwide, there is a need to increase food production and storage to meet human consumption requirements. This need is rendered more important because developing countries struggle to produce sufficient food to feed their population. In Nigeria, the local food and agricultural market suffers from inadequate local production. Consequently, the state faces food shortage. In addition to insufficient food and agricultural production, majority of the food available do not meet the minimum requirements relevant to qualifying such food as being fit for human consumption. Nonetheless, the prevailing poverty makes consumers nonchalant about the need for producers/merchants to abide by best practices in food production/sale, especially when such food is available at extra charges. This paper focuses on the role of public policies on measures taken by the public sector to improve sustainable food and agricultural markets, and the societal responses to the policies in Nigeria.

Keywords

Sustainable food Agricultural markets Law, policy on food importation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of LawUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK

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