Increasing women’s access to farm land can improve food security, productivity, and welfare in Nigeria

Woman trader selling cowpeas in Nigeria

Nigeria’s agricultural production cannot keep up with the country's population growth, threatening food security. Women’s low participation and contribution to the agricultural sector have been cited as part of the reason for the sector’s underperformance. Despite women providing over 70% of agricultural labour in Nigeria, they face a variety of constraints to their productivity. A team of local PEP researchers found that land reforms to increase women’s access to agricultural lands are the best policy option to boost agricultural productivity, food security, and welfare in line with the objectives of Nigeria’s National Food Security Program. Find out more about the research methods, findings and policy recommendations in the following PEP publications:

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