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Greener Journal of  Educational Research Vol. 3(9), pp. 411-415, November 2013

 ISSN: 2276-7789 © 2011 Greener Journals

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 180913848

 

Adopting Agripreneurship Education for Nigeria’s Quest for Food Security in Vision 20:2020

                                                           

                                                                 

Dr. Chijioke Uneze

 

 

Department of Agricultural Education, Federal College of Education (Tech), P.M.B. 0189 Umunze, 

 Anambra State.

 

 

Email: jiokecyril@yahoo.com, Tel: 08035045451


Abstract:

The paper aimed to advocate the adoption of agripreneurship education as a special form of entrepreneurship education for the enhancement of the potential of agriculture sector to ensure food security. It argued that food security is necessary for supporting the dream vision of Nigeria to be among the league of 20 largest world economies by 2020. Accordingly, agripreneurship education should be compulsory from basic level to tertiary level of our educational system. In order to support this, agripreneurship mentoring for young graduates must be carried out by successful agribusinesses and a tax regime put in place for agripreneurship education. Further, the paper showed how such model could translate into increased economic opportunities and food security for the household and the nation. Finally, a policy to support access to international markets for agricultural commodities, endowment for research in agripreneurship, national merit award to successful agripreneurs and increased support to the study of agricultural based courses were recommendations.
 
Keywords: Agripreneurship, Education, Food Security, Vision 20:2020.

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