Daily Trust (Abuja)

13 February 2013

Nigeria: 'Why FG Should Adopt Climate Sensitive Reforms'

Ibadan — The Federal Government has been called upon to adopt, without further delay, climate sensitive agricultural reforms to enable the nation's agricultural sector to contribute optimally to the country's rural poverty reduction agenda.

A researcher at the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER), Dr. Andrew Onwuemele, made the recommendation yesterday in Ibadan while delivering a lecture under the NISER research seminar series.

Dr. Onwuemele insisted that the adoption was necessary because of the instability of climate which was a great factor in agriculture.

According to the NISER researcher, another precondition for agriculture to reduce rural poverty was for the Federal Government to mainstream adaptation activities into national development plans.

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