An Overview of Agricultural Mechanization and Its Environmental Management in Nigeria

S. N Asoegwu, A. O Asoegwu


Nigeria’s agriculture requires a very strong boost because of increasing population and
decreasing land resources due to environmental factors. This paper discussed the dynamics of
agriculture and the important role of mechanization in providing the needed boost. The
national agricultural policies and their impact on Nigeria’s agriculture were highlighted
emphasizing the previous and present roles of various organs of the government. After
discussing the assets and liabilities of Nigeria’s agriculture, the paper posits that the
agricultural environment must be properly managed for sustainable agricultural productivity
in view of emerging information technology. The future expectations and challenges facing
the Nigerian agricultural engineers, agriculturists, scientists and environmentalists were also

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