Growing Vegetables as a Means of Livelihood among Unemployed Youths – A Case Study of Southwest Nigeria

Most of the tropical youths are grossly unemployed or under employed yet they need basic necessity of life. Africa, especially Nigeria is endowed with forest resources that can be harnessed. Vegetables are common, cheap and have short life span. Animal manures are also cheap and environmental feasible that can be used to increase the yield of vegetables in depleted soils. Researches have shown that vegetables can attain optimum yield if properly managed. Safety regulations need to be followed in growing vegetables. The objectives of this review were to show that vegetable production all-round the year could alleviate the problem of unemployment, reduce certain chronic diseases that affect the populace through inadequate balanced diet as well as improving the standard of living of the masses in Africa.

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