This study investigates backyard farming and implications for food security in Nigeria. Purposive random sampling technique was used in this study to obtain a total of 80 respondents as sample size. Data were collected using structured questionnaire copies. Data generated were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The result showed that the respondents' mean age was 43 years. Women (71%) were more involved in backyard farming than males (29%). Identified mixtures of backyard household agricultural enterprises in order of preference by respondents were: vegetable growing (88.75%) > cassava cropping (76.25%) > yam cropping (67.50%) > maize cropping (52.50%) > plantain cropping (46.25%) > poultry farming (41.25%). A high satisfaction level was recorded in terms of farm yield (▁x = 2.39) and food security (▁x = 2.34). Extension workers' visits to farmers (31.25%) were poor. Risk level was low (▁x =2.25). The result indicates a significant and positive relationship between farmers’ adoption of improved crop varieties and access to extension services. The study recommends that advocacy should be scaled up for more family participation in backyard farming since it has the capacity for food security, income generation, and rural development.