Ola Rauf and Lateef, I A
Mechanical Engineering Department,
Osun State College Of Technology
P.M.B 1011,, Esa- Oke, Nigeria
Poverty is a state of insufficient of everything. The rate of poverty in developing country is very alarming and therefore required proper investigation. A nation in which 80% of her population consists of peasant famer that cannot provide enough food for his or her family, will not capable of feeding her population and hence lack food security. This paper discus the problem facing developing country food security with regards to agricultural production in relationship with peasant farmers that produces 90% of food. Application of Agricultural mechanization is examined as a means of sustaining developing nations as regards to food security problems.
Key words-Poverty, Peasant farmer, food security and Infrastructural amenities.
Poverty is very severe in some of the developing country, most especially in rural areas where social services and infrastructure are limited or non-existence. Majority of these rural dwellers are classified as poor because they live in thatched home or rented one room apartment. They walk about bare footed, use wood to cook their food and have neither good source of water nor electricity. These people can hardly afford to send their children to school, hence referred to as peasant farmers.
Farmers practicing subsistence farming, producing what can hardly feed their immediate family all the year round and cannot meet other requirements of life are often referred to as peasant farmers. These peasant farmers are common in Africa country, most especially, Nigeria. They are the categories of people that cultivate less than 1 hectare of land in all and practice shifting cultivation. Their farm plots which are scattered about and in most cases their... [continues]
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