Tuesday, 7 August 2018

10 Things You Should Know About Nigeria Agriculture

1. Agriculture accounts for about two-thirds of
Nigeria’s employment (120 million people),
contributing at least 22% to the country’s
economic growth.
2. Nigeria has 84 million hectares of fertile land
and also boast of two of Africa’s largest rivers.
3. Nigeria is the 2nd largest producer of tomatoes
in Africa and the 13th largest producer in the
world (1.2 million tonnes).
4. 75% of the farming population in Nigeria are
5. The availability of loans to Nigerian farmers is
just 3.9%
6. The federal government through the Central
Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has set aside 40 billion
naira to support small holder farmers at a
maximum interest rate of 9%.

7. Nigeria has the largest Nigerian dwarf goat
population with approximately 11 million in the
southern part of Nigeria.
8. The average Nigerian cow weighs 317kg and
produces 2.2 litres of milk per day.
9. Nigeria consume 6 million tonnes of chicken
every year, but we produce only 1.5 million
10. Nigeria is the largest producer of shea nut and
its shea qualifies as one of the best in the world.

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