Today, about 90 percent of Nigeria's agricultural output comes from inefficient small farms, according to the World Bank, and most farmers have little or no access to fertilizers, irrigation or other modern inputs. Most do not even grow enough food to feed their own families. According to UNICEF, 65 percent of the country's population -- roughly 91 million people -- are what humanitarian organizations call "food insecure."

(Photo: Women husk corn at a village in Katsina state in northern Nigeria. -- By David Hecht For The Washington Post)
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