- THE LAW AND ORDER SERIES: PART ONE
The law influences every aspect of the human experience and acts as a catalyst for social change. Although farm owners tend to be independent contractors who answer to no one but the elements of nature, the law has a significant influence on their farming.
In Nigeria, policies are set in place to govern farm practices, monitor trade, and create opportunities for farmers to ultimately increase the yield on their farmland. Under Nigeria’s most recent agricultural policy, the overarching objective is to increase self-sufficiency in farmers by ultimately reducing poverty and placing the power back in the hands of the farmers. By doing this, policy empowers farmers to believe in their products.
Furthermore, the Nigerian agricultural policy provides a framework that creates a conducive macro-environment for investments in rural agriculture to thrive. The days are long gone where agriculture and farming were seen as mere menial labor or a way for the lower middle class to get by. In the wake of the twenty-first century, modern Nigeria has welcomed an agricultural revolution, one that allows farmers to adapt to advanced technologies and systems and use these systems to their benefit.
Like every other industry in the world, the law is woven into the fabric of agriculture. The law gives structure to the agricultural process. If you are a farmer, now is the perfect time to join the conversation about elements of the law that influence how you farm, what crops you farm, as well as how you maintain your agricultural assets.
In the next blog of this series, we would talk about farm subsidies and embargos and the vast ways that the Law and the Government have contributed to agricultural sustenance and checks and balances.
Post by Sughnen Yongo