How can Nigeria develop sustainable Agriculture?
Well, almost everybody uses the term, sustainable agriculture, without knowing exactly what it means. The problem is that sustainable development in every sectoral activity including agriculture must involve technologies, production systems and activities, which do not have adverse effects on the environment, and where possible, involve measures that enhance the environment. So in order to help the small farmer, one emphasis in sustainable agriculture is the use of internal inputs that do not come close to the cost of the desired production of the farm. So one can invest in poultry, and use chicken waste or livestock manure to enrich the soil for cash crops. If the chicken manure is not used up in growing crops, in any case, it becomes pollution. Secondly, good soil requires a covering of vegetation so that its fertility is not lost. It does not become compacted on the surface and, in this way, production is increased, and the soil is managed well. These are some of the measures to tak