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Nigeria States and Their Agricultural Produce

Groundnut production, Nigeria[/
In Nigeria, the leading producing states
include: Niger, Kano, Jigawa, Zamfara,Kebbi,
Sokoto, Katsina, Kaduna, Adamawa, Yobe,
Borno, Taraba, Plateau, Nasarawa, Bauchi,
and Gombe States (NAERL, 2011)

Oil palm in Nigeria grown in the coastal belt,
which varies in depth from 100 to 150
miles, and a riverine belt which follows the
valley of the Niger and Benue for a distance
of 450 Miles from the sea. The main oil palm
producing states are: Cross River, Akwa
Ibom, Ekiti, Delta, Bayelsa, Ogun, Rivers,
Anambra, Ondo, Enugu, Imo, Oyo, Abia, Edo,
Ogun, with Cross River, Delta, Ondo and Edo
being the highest exporters in commercial

[size=14pt]Cocoa production, Nigeria[/size]
Although cocoa is mostly grown in fourteen
of the Thirty-six Nigerian States, the main
producing states (aside from Cross River, in
the South East) are located in the South West
of the country, which is the highest Cocoa
producing region (80%), with most
production areas located in: Ekiti, Ogun,
Ondo, Osun and Edo
the highest producing states in the country
are : Ondo, Osun, Cross River, Ekiti, Oyo, Edo,

Bitumen was first discovered in 1900, with
focused exploration beginning in 1905.
Bitumen deposits are found in Lagos State,
Ogun State, Ondo State, and Edo State.
Conoco has performed a technical and
economic evaluation of these deposits, and
believes there to be over Twenty-Seven
Billion barrels of oil in these tar sands and
bitumen seepages

[size=14pt]Wheat production, Nigeria[/size]
Nigeria’s domestic wheat production is
small at 70,000 tons in MY 2013/2014.
Nigeria’s northern states of Bornu, Yobe,
Jigawa, Kano, Zamfara, Katsina, Adamawa,
Sokoto and Kebbi , are major wheat growing
areas, where it is known by the local name

[size=14pt]Sorghum production, Nigeria[/
Production is forecast up by about 10
percent to 6.5 million tons in 2013/2014 as
compared with 5.9 million tons in the
season of 2012/2013. Nigeria is the largest
sorghum producer in Africa, accounting for
about 71 percent of the total regional
sorghum output, 30-40 percent of total
African production, and is the second
largest world producer after the United
States. Main producing states are: Zamfara,
Niger, Plateau, Katsina, Kaduna, Benue, Kano,
Bauchi, Borno

Cement Production: Nigeria is the largest cement producer in
Africa, and Ogun state has the largest
concentration of limestone deposits in
Nigeria especially in and around Ewekoro
and Ibeshe, more than 50% the metric
tonnes of cement produced locally in
Nigeria, comes from Ogun . Today, Ogun
state is the new Cement Capital of Africa,
producing the same amount of Cement as
South Africa, the continent's second largest
economy. Other important producing states
are: Kogi state around Obajana, Edo state
around Akoko Edo - Okpella, Cross river state
around Mfamosing, and to a lesser extent
Nkalagu in Enugu state and Ashaka in
Gombe state

[size=14pt]Gold reserves, Nigeria[/size]
Primary belt stretches from Osun-Ondo
States in the southwest to Niger, Kaduna,
Zamfara, Kebbi States in the northwest.
Already Ratel has a provengold reserve of
over 620,000 ounces just in their Iperindo
property in Osun state in addition to other
exploration activities being carried out
across the country

Soya beans Production: Soybean was first introduced to Ibadan, Oyo
State, Nigeria in 1908. Today, Nigeria is the
largest producer of the crop for human and
livestock feeds in West and Central Africa. At
present, the major soybean producing
states in the country are Benue, Kaduna,
Taraba, Plateau and Niger in the central
regions. Other growing areas include,
Nasarawa, Kebbi, Kwara, Oyo, Jigawa, Borno,
Bauchi, Lagos, Sokoto, Zamfara and FCT . The
yield of soybean of 1,700 kg per hectare on
research plots in Nigeria

Cashew/ Cashew nut production,
Nigeria: Since 2008, Nigeria has become the largest
producer of cashew nuts in the world.
Nigeria was last the largest producer of
cashew in 2010. Cashew nut production
trends have varied over the decades. While
Nigeria is the world’s 6th largest producer
of cashew fruits, with annual production
volume of about 120,000 tonnes. The
Cashew Industry also provides about
600,000 jobs and a total annual trade worth
N24billion, thus making the sector a major
contributor to Nigeria’s non-oil GDP .It is
widely grown in the southern states of
Nigeria. Especially: Enugu, Oyo, Anambra,
Kogi, Osun, Abia, Ondo, Benue, Cross River,
Imo, Ekiti, Ebonyi, Kwara

Cassava: Cassava (Manihot esculenta) production is
vital to the economy of Nigeria as the
country is the world's largest producer of
the commodity. The crop is produced in 24
of the country's 36 states. In 1999, Nigeria
produced 33 million tonnes, while a decade
later, it produced approximately 45 million
tonnes, which is almost 19% of production
in the world. The average yield per hectare
is 10.6 tonnes.- And it is a staple in many
parts of the country. In Nigeria, cassava
production is well-developed as an
organized agricultural crop. It has well-
established multiplication and processing
techniques for food products and cattle
feed. Main producing states are Imo, Ondo,
Anambra, Kogi, Taraba, Cross River, Enugu,
Ogun, Benue, Delta, Edo

Coal Reserves, Nigeria: In 1909, coal was discovered in Enugu,
Nigeria. The Ogbete drift mine opened six
years later. The Ogbete mine's operations
and others in the country were merged into
a new corporation in 1950: The Nigerian
Coal Corporation. Nigeria's coal industry
suffered a blow in the 1950s when oil was
discovered. Up until this point, the Nigerian
Railway Corporation was the largest
consumer of coal in the country. However,
after the discovery of oil, the Railway
Corporation began to replace its coal
burning trains with diesel-powered engines.
[b]Nigeria still holds large coal reserves,
estimated to be at least 2 billion metric tons .
The discovery of bituminous coal suitable
for use in coke production for the iron and
steel industries opens up potential new
domestic markets. With the loss of its largest
domestic consumers, the NCC began
exporting coal to Italy and the United
Kingdom, as its low sulfur content is
desirable one of the most bituminous in the
world). The main Coal producing states in
Nigeria are: Kogi, Enugu, Benue and Plateau
Coal Mining in the Enugu district
more to come ......

Cotton: Cotton as a major cash crop, is of
considerable social and economic
importance to Nigeria.Cotton/textile
activities are widespread in the country.
Cotton production in Nigeria dates back to
1903 with the British Cotton Growers
Association taking the lead until 1974. The
traditional cotton growing areas are
concentrated in Northern and South
Western Nigeria, In the Savannah belts of
the country: Kaduna, Ondo, Kano, Katsina
,Oyo, Kwara, Ogun Zamfara, Jigawa, Sokoto,

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