How the Law Influences Farmers and their Craft

  • 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.

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