LOWER ANAMBRA IRRIGATION PROJECT AND FOOD SECURITY IN NIGERIA: A CASE STUDY OF AYAMELUM L.G.A. IN ANAMBRA STATE 2007-2011.

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ABSTRACT

The study explored and interrogated the nexus and intricacies of food security problem in Nigeria in its entirety and Ayamelum L.G.A. in particular. The study discerned that in spite of the laudable efforts made by our extant leaderships in the country to solve the anomaly (food insecurity), some families are still wallowing in deep-rooted hunger and deprivation engendered by the ugly trend (food insecurity). We used observation method in our data collection which enhanced the usage of secondary sources of data for the generation of relevant information. Moreover, descriptive qualitative method of analysis was equally used for the analysis of the generated data, however, we based our analysis on Marxian theory of social relation of production of
material value from which we observed the obvious link between individuals in production process, hence, we noted among other propositions that in any social relation of production of material value, there must be people that make rules and the others that obey the rules and equally that nobody will ordinarily make rules that will directly or indirectly be against his interest. Based on the above assertion, the subsidization and distribution of fertilizers in the country are hampered by the tendencies that the few economically and
politically advantaged class appropriate and corner the subsidized product to their selfish end thereby making the input to be structurally scarce for the potential poor and disadvantaged farmers. Finally, to turn the ugly economic trend to normalcy, we recommend that the government should buckle-up by instituting a virile, robust and transparent agency that will work like EFCC to monitor the subsidization and the corresponding distribution processes so as to enhance the trickling down of the dividend of fertilizer subsidy.

TABLE OF CONTENT
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1:1 Background of the study = = = = = = 1
1:2 Statement of the problem = = = = = = 4
1:3 Objectives of the study = = = = = = 9
1:4 Significance of the study = = = = = = 10
1:5 Literature review = = = = = = = 11
1:6 Theoretical framework = = = = = = 26
1:7 Hypotheses = = = = = = = = 38
1:8 Method of data collection = = = = = = 38
1.9 Research Design = = = = = = = = 39
1:10 Method of data analysis = = = = = = 41
CHAPTER TWO: ESTABLISHMENT OF LOWER ANAMBRA IRRIGATION PROJECT (LAIP) IN NIGERIA.
2:1 The structural antecedent of Nigerian food problem. = 43
2:2 Historical background of the establishment of Lower Anambra Irrigation Project in Nigeria. = = = 51
2:3 Organisational structure of the Authority = = = 58
2:4 Irrigation Development in Nigeria = = = = 62
2:5 The origin and dynamics of Lower Anambra Irrigation Project and food production in Nigeria. = = = 68
2:6 The impact of Lower Anambra Irrigation Project on Ayamelum Local Government Area in Anambra State. = 73
2:7 Historical Content of Ayamelum = = = = = 75
CHAPTER THREE: GOVERNMENT FERTILIZER SUBSIDY AND FOOD INSECURITY IN NIGERIA
3:1 Importance of fertilizer on agriculture = = = = 81
3:2 Need for government subsidization of fertilizers for Nigerian farmers = = = = = = = = 84
3:3 Chronological sequences of fertilizer subsidization in Nigeria 89
3:4 Data presentation and analysis = = = = = 94
CHAPTER FOUR: FERTILIZER DISTRIBUTION AND FOOD PRODUCTION IN AYAMELUM L.G.A
4:1 Rationale for fertilizer procurement and distribution in Nigeria 101
4:2 Politics of fertilizer procurement and distribution in Anambra State 2007-2011 = = = = = = = 105
4:3 Fertilizer prices in Nigeria = = = = = = 108
4:4 Chronological sequences of fertilizer procurement and distribution in Nigeria = = = = = = 109
4:5 Data presentation and analysis = = = = = 113
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
5:1 Summary = = = = = = = = 118
5:2 Conclusion = = = = = = = = 120
Recommendations = = = = = = = 121
Bibliography = = = = = = = = 124

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