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The importance of the agricultural sector in reducing poverty and serving as an engine of growth was demonstrated throughout the Green Revolution in Asia, particularly in India and China. Africa cannot bypass this development pathway, as the bulk of the African population lives in rural areas.


Poverty either as a plague or cause of other specific problems of under-development afflicts Nigeria as it does to other Nations of the world. The high level of prevalence of poverty in the world has attained an endemic nature, is Read more…


Background Poverty is a global phenomenon, which affects continents, nations and peoples differently. It afflicts people in various depths and levels, at different times and phases of existence. There is no nation that absolutely free from poverty. The main difference Read more…


Background Over the years Nigerian economy was formally depending on agricultural output and a major source of income to the economy. The discovery of huge revenue from oil export in the late 1970s and early 1980s made agricultural productivity to Read more…


Poverty either as a plague or cause of other specific problems of under-development afflicts Nigeria as it does to other Nations of the world. The high level of prevalence of poverty in the world has attained an endemic nature, is Read more…


A cursory glance at the structure of SMEs in Nigeria reveals that 50% are engaged in distributive trade, 10% in manufacturing, 30% in agriculture and the remaining 10% in services. A special feature of Nigerian SMEs is that distributive trade Read more…


There is no precise and universally accepted definition of poverty due to its effect on many aspects of human endeavour. It is a multi-dimensional and highly complex phenomenon. Ukeje (2005) identified three aspects of the human condition that poverty affects Read more…


The plague of poverty is a great problem which affects Nigeria as it does to other Nations of the world. The greater its level of persistent in the world, the worrisome it becomes. This has prompted the world leaders to Read more…


A society is likely to remain largely in subsistence production if most of its members are poverty-stricken as the poor can hardly afford capital for expansion in production. They thus resort to labour intensive production with the margin of productivity Read more…


Though poverty is said to result from many causes, poverty is primarily a function of entrenched social and economic inequality at both national and international levels (Oxfam Community Aid Abroad, 1992). At the international level, such inequality is manifested in Read more…


This research work seeks to know the impact of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) and poverty alleviation in Nigeria. That is, seeks to achieve some of the objectives of national poverty eradication programme (NAPEP). Its wealth creation capacity, its Read more…