The Role Of Green Entrepreneurship and Opportunities in Agripreneurship For Sustainable Economic Growth in Nigeria

Benjamin Anabaraonye, Beatrice. O. Ewa, Charles. C. Anukwonke, Michael Eni, Precious. C. Anthony

Abstract


Entrepreneurial opportunities abound in Nigeria’s agricultural sector which need to be harnessed, utilized and maximized for sustainable economic growth. This study identifies the opportunities in agripreneurship and the role of green entrepreneurship in achieving sustainable economic growth in Nigeria. Climate change, global warming and other related environmental challenges presently pose as a threat to sustainable economic growth in Nigeria’s agricultural sector. However, these environmental challenges have also created opportunities for green entrepreneurship in Nigeria. Through literature review and participants’ observation, it has been highlighted that there is great need for farmers in rural and urban communities in Nigeria to adopt the green entrepreneurship which is eco-friendly and has capacity to ensure sustainable economic growth. This paper examines the green skills and entrepreneurial opportunities in Nigeria’s agricultural sector readily available for the unemployed and underemployed youths in Nigeria which in turn addresses the problems of poverty and hunger in the country. This paper also highlights the innovative ways to educate communities and institutions in Nigeria about opportunities in agripreneurship and the role of green entrepreneurship for sustainable economic growth. This paper concludes that there is great need for educational institutions in Nigeria to engage in a more intensive research and disruptive innovation approach to devise the means of ensuring a cleaner and healthier environment by adopting green entrepreneurship which will help to guarantee sustainable environment and sustainable economic growth in Nigeria.

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