Agriculture - Nigeria's 'New Oil' - Game Changer & Tool for Peace


Dr. Akin Adesina, Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture, hails agri-business that also benefits small farmers as Nigeria's path to prosperity - in contrast to oil, which left most Nigerians in wretched poverty while social services crumbled and hunger mounted. And at a time when the country's domestic peace seems increasingly fragile, he describes in an AllAfrica interview how agriculture can help curb conflict in the troubled north of the country.

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Nigerian Minister of Agriculture Akin Adesina with a bag of locally produced rice.

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