Madridge Journal of Food Technology

ISSN: 2577-4182

International Conference on Food Science and Bioprocess Technology
November 20-22, 2017 Dubai, UAE

Poverty and Hunger: Issues and Option for Food Security in an Area Affected by Insurgency in Borno State, Nigeria

Muhammad Lawan Ngamdu

Kashim Ibrahim College of Education, Nigeria

DOI: 10.18689/2577-4182.a1.012

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Available data suggest that almost 1,434,149 Internal Displaced People (IDPs) camped in Borno state due to devastating effect of insurgency. However, with recent tremendous improvements in security situation which made most of the IDPs to return back to their homes, although the major key issues are poverty and hunger. This study outlines the nature and extent of food security problems in Borno state, explores the policy options available to the state in addressing these problems, and indicates what Federal Government and other international institutions such as the United Nation can and should assist in redeeming the food security problems. Finally, the study suggested some policies that will help in achieving the target goal.

Key Words: Food, Insurgency, Security, Borno State and IDPs