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There are growing concerns relating to current Nigerian agricultural food production practices and its impact on human nutrition. There is mounting evince that our current food system is responsible for diseases such as diabetes and obesity. Agricultural literacy is possessing knowledge and understanding of our food and fiber system. For citizens to be minimally educated about agricultural practices, agricultural literacy is important for both the individual and for the industries. An individual must be well informed to make responsible choices in matters of food and fiber. Improving agricultural literacy by understanding the needs of the society, as it relates to food consumption and nutritional information is imperative to improving our society’s health. Agricultural literacy is an important are of education and research, which will go a long way to bring about changes in societal norms and values. Therefore, educational programmes to assess the needs of the Nigerian populace could be used to improve the Nigerian society understanding of agriculture.