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Near or Far? (Future Food Series) Near or Far? (Future Food Series)
The Nigerian Minister for Agriculture, believes it is his job to ensure Nigerians eat food grown in Nigeria. Does this make sense?

Near or Far? (Remi Vaughan Richards, USA/Nigeria, 2013; 29 min.) Nigeria, the world's seventh most populous country, is one of the world's largest food importers. The charismatic Akinwunmi Ayo Adesina, Nigerian Minister for Agriculture, believes it is his job to ensure Nigerians eat food grown in Nigeria. Experts say the Minister's plans could be a model for other African nations. But do people really want to eat only food grown at home? What impact do food policies have on the local economy and local diets? And in a globalized world, is self-sufficiency really the answer?