Population changes and food insecurity in the Niger Delta

  • A. O. Ajake


The paper examines the population trend and the prices of staple food in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria from 1991 to 2002. The survey reveals that population increase is the major factor for unsustainable production, unavailability and inaccessibility of vital food resources required by the people of the Niger Delta. Although, the effect of food insecurity is devastating in the region, but the paper concludes by presenting recommendations that can improve food security such as intensification of family planning education in the rural areas, state involvement in food production, community participation in programmes aimed at ensuring food security, assistance to food producers in the area among others.

(Global Journal of Social Sciences: 2003 2 (1): 45-54)

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