Agricultural Aviation a Strategy for Sustainable Food Production in Nigeria- Lessons from Brazil

Agricultural Aviation a Strategy for Sustainable Food Production in Nigeria – Lessons from Brazil

ADENIRAN Adetayo Olaniyia and AKANBI Olawale Mojeedb

aDepartment of Transport Management Technology, Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria;
bDepartment of Animal Production and Health, Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria

This paper presents a sweeping comparison of Nigeria and Brazil on their agricultural development performances with emphasis on agricultural aviation. Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world with 207.7 million people (2017 estimate); whereas Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with 188.7 million people (2017 estimate). Both countries were known to have good soil which enhances agriculture but at different level of tilling. However, Brazil has outperformed Nigeria most especially in agricultural development with the approach of agricultural aviation, and has earned world status; while Nigeria still struggles with low agricultural productivity with old technological involvement. Brazil has large land mass with over 31% of land used in tilling. This study examines the use of aviation in agriculture which increases the productivity of farm produce in Brazil, and with a view to identifying the lessons for the improvement of agricultural development in Nigeria. This comparative study finds out lessons Nigeria can derive from Brazil in pursuing a sustainable agricultural development through suggestions regarding agricultural aviation.

Keywords: Agriculture; Aviation; Development; Brazil; Nigeria

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ADENIRAN Adetayo Olaniyia and AKANBI Olawale Mojeedb. Agricultural Aviation a Strategy for Sustainable Food Production in Nigeria – Lessons from Brazil. American Journal of Transportation and Logistics, 2019,2:11.


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