MATHEMATICAL SOLUTION TO FOOD INSECURITY IN NIGERIA (CASE STUDY OF DAMATURU)
- Improved Variety,
- Soil Acidity,
- Modern Farming System
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Improving food security depend on identifying the indicators of food insecurity that must be monitored and addressed. This paper was set to address food insecurity in Nigeria through utilization of mathematical skills. Thus it is being recommended that there should be effective and fundamental mathematics education at all levels so as to transform skills realized to solve nation’s food insecurity. To achieve this, a case study was adopted which targeted Damaturu local government area of Yobe state. This can be done by introducing new improved varieties of maize which can tolerate soil acidity with the short raining season in the area and also to educate farmers of new strategies of maize farming. Many researchers/authors showed that lack of adequate rainfall in the area, nature of the soil, lack of capital, lack of education and awareness on modern farming system, government inability to subsidize prices of fertilizer were some of problems hindering people of the area from planting maize in Damaturu.