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The impact of high technology storage facilities on food security in Nigeria-Nigeria case study: Mini review


Afolabi Ayomide, Victor Ajimati, Timileyin Oladayo, Goshen David Miteu*, Juliet Anyanwu Nkiruka, Damilola Ilupeju, James Falope, Oluwatobiloba Agboola, Olayemi Christiana Ojeokun, Temidayo Olayinka and Elohozino Oghale Benneth

Food insecurity has increased exponentially over the years in Nigeria, which has led to a concomitant increase in malnutrition and the death of citizens. The inconsistency in policies, conflicts, and a lack of storage technology are all factors that contribute to food insecurity in Nigeria. Post-harvest food loss is still high in Nigeria with this growing food insecurity and the available traditional food storage and processing are insufficient and ineffective at curbing food losses. Previous studies have estimated Nigerian food losses to be 40% of total output each year and consume 31% of the entire land. This article, therefore, discussed the effects of High Technology Storage facilities and techniques on food security in Nigeria. Since most crops are seasonal and not available throughout the year, the ability to store excess produce during harvest season will help make them available during the off-season and reduce losses. High technology storage like strategic grain reserve, buffer stock, silos, etcetera helps store grains on a large scale and increase food security

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