A study of agricultural companies development in Nigeria: a systematic literature review

Ayodele M. Adetuyi, Heather Tarbert, Christian Harrison

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There is no doubt that Nigeria is an agricultural country with food sufficiency up till the late 1970s but this seems to be a thing in the past as a result of neglect of the agricultural sector by the Nigerian government due to the discovery of crude oil and subsequent oil boom in the late70s (Adams, 2016). This paper seeks to identify factors inhibiting the development of agricultural companies in Nigeria and how to overcome such barriers through conducting a Systematic Literature Review (SLR) on related papers. The SLR in this paper is based on the three-stage approach recommended by Tranfield et al. (2003) and Harrison et al. (2016). The findings from the review show that the bane of the agricultural sector in Nigeria was due to the lack of an agricultural regulatory framework and policy transmission mechanism and over-dependence on oil revenue amongst other things. It is therefore imperative for the country to embark on the development of a reliable agricultural framework and model which will aid food sufficiency in the country.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-244
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Agricultural Science
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2022


  • agriculture
  • companies
  • development
  • Nigeria
  • systematic literature review
  • framework


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