The Issue

Increasing population pressure in rural areas is reducing the amount of land available and, thus results in the overuse of the land, lower crop yields and contributes to a cycle of hunger, poverty and violence.

Our Response

We have developed a way to reverse this cycle by using the age grade system (an inherent social structure within many communities in Nigeria) and other self-help groups to mobilize communities to take greater responsibility for the efficient use of land, for the acquisition of inputs they need for agricultural production and the facilities they need for food processing and marketing.