Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) describes a situation whereby all people have physical, social, and economic access to food, which is safe and consumed in sufficient quantities to provide them with their dietary requirement for a healthy and active life. It is a central concept that can be explored from the perspective of activities in the horticultural sector of agriculture . A country is food secure when its people have access to nutrient-rich food in the physical, social and economic terms to meet their dietary requirements. Nigeria has a total population of about 20 million with varying demographics across its states and geopolitical zones . Despite previous efforts of successive government in Nigeria, the number of food insecure is still on the rise . About 3.7 million people in 16 out of 36 states and FCT are currently food insecure; 43% of under-five (2.5 million severely malnourished) children are malnourished [5, 6].
Among the various classes of food crops, vegetable crops constitute an important source of nutrients in the diet of man. Vegetable crops are planted for their edible leaves (Lettuce, Spinach, Corchorus, Cabbage, Broccoli, Celery, Fluted pumpkin) stems and bulb (Aspagarus, Cardoon, Celeriac, Celery, Chive, Onions, Lemongrass, e.tc) roots and tuber (Ahipa, Arracacha, Bamboo shoot, Beetroot, Carrot e.tc) flowers (Broccoli, Cauliflower, Squash blossoms) and fruits (tomato, watermelon, pepper, cucumber, avocado). They provide healthy and nutritious food given their low-calorie content, richness in vitamins, water and flavonoids; as such, they are suitable for enriching the body and addressing dietary deficiencies . Also, the sales of vegetable crops can provide income for purchase of other food items that are not cultivated by vegetable farmer, thus guaranteeing a balanced diet for them. Hence, any efforts that support vegetable farming will invariably drive food security in Nigeria.
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