Rice Productivity And Food Security Among Smallholder Farmers In Katcha And Bida Local Government Areas Of Niger State, Nigeria
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Food security is important for the survival of mankind and his economic activities including food production. Rice has increasingly become a major staple food for a lot of Nigerians, it has become necessary to meet the demand of Nigeria‟s current population growth rate, and the means for achieving this aim is to increase rice productivity, wherever possible. Local rice production is increasingly being promoted in the country to reduce the dependence on imports, ensure stable and sustainable low-prices, improve rice self-sufficiency and create employment. In the light of the above, this research was done to investigate rice productivity and food security among smallholder farmers in Katcha and Bida local government areas of Niger State, Nigeria.