MATHEMATICAL SOLUTION TO FOOD INSECURITY IN NIGERIA (CASE STUDY OF DAMATURU)

Authors

  • Ibrahim Mohammed Dibal
  • Abdullahi Bukar

Keywords:

Improved Variety, Soil Acidity and Modern Farming System

Abstract

Improving  food  security  depend  on  identifying  the  indicators  of  food  insecurity  that  must  be  monitored  and  addressed.  This  paper  was  set  to  address  food  insecurity  in  Nigeria  through  utilization  of  mathematical  skills.  Thus  it  is  being  recommended  that  there  should  be  effective  and  fundamental  mathematics  education  at  all  levels  so  as  to  transform  skills  realized  to  solve  nation’s  food  insecurity.    To  achieve  this,  a  case  study  was  adopted  which  targeted  Damaturu  local  government  area  of  Yobe  state.  This  can  be  done  by  introducing  new improved  varieties  of  maize which  can tolerate soil acidity with the  short  raining  season  in  the  area  and  also  to  educate  farmers  of  new strategies of  maize  farming.   Many  researchers/authors  showed  that  lack  of  adequate  rainfall  in  the  area,  nature  of  the  soil,  lack  of  capital,  lack  of  education  and  awareness  on  modern  farming  system,  government  inability  to  subsidize  prices  of  fertilizer  were  some  of  problems  hindering  people  of  the  area  from  planting  maize  in  Damaturu.

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Published

2023-07-19

How to Cite

Mohammed Dibal , I., & Bukar, A. . (2023). MATHEMATICAL SOLUTION TO FOOD INSECURITY IN NIGERIA (CASE STUDY OF DAMATURU). BW Academic Journal, 8. Retrieved from https://bwjournal.org/index.php/bsjournal/article/view/1374