Enhancing Food Systems in Nigeria


H. Posthumus, J. Dengerink, M. Dhamankar, G. Baltissen, C. Plaissier

The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs aspires to enhance its trade and investment programme in support of the agri-food sector of Nigeria. The Multi-Annual Country Strategy for Nigeria identifies the following main objective: to support Nigeria in its diversification strategy from reliance on oil revenues to economic growth and job-creation based on a sustainable and inclusive agri-food sector.

Six policy themes have been identified by the Ministry: agricultural sector transformation; agribusiness, value chain development, agri-logistics; access to finance; employment (youth and women); climate change adaptation; and food & nutrition security.

The Food Systems Decision Support tool, jointly developed by KIT and Wageningen Economic Research, has been applied to provide a quick scan of the food system and identify leverage points to inform policy recommendations for the Dutch Government.