Agriculture in Nigeria


Agriculture in Nigeria

Providing employment for 70% of the population, agriculture is a major source of economic activity in NigeriaFact|date=January 2007.

Major agricultural products

Crops

The following are major crops grown in Nigeria:

* beans
* benne seed (sesame)
* cashew nuts
* cassava
* cocoa
* groundnuts
* gum arabic
* kolanut
* maize (corn)
* melon
* millet
* palm kernels
* palm oil
* plantains
* rice
* rubber
* sorghum
* soybeans
* yams
* cSH

Livestock

The following are often reared as livestock:
* cows
* asses
* ducks
* geese
* goats
* chicken
* guinea fowls
* pigeons
* pigs
* sheep
* turkey

References

* [http://www.motherlandnigeria.com/agriculture.html Agriculture & Animals] Motherland Nigeria
*http://www.agronigeria.com AgroNigeria: Nigeria's Agricultural Mouthpiece

External links

* [http://www.resimao.org West African Agricultural Market Observer/Observatoire du Marché Agricole (RESIMAO)] , a project of the West-African Market Information Network (WAMIS-NET), provides live market and commodity prices from fifty seven regional and local public agricultural markets across Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Niger, Mali, Senegal, Togo, and Nigeria. Sixty commodities are tracked weekly. The project is run by the Benin Ministry of Agriculture, and a number of European, African, and United Nations agencies.


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