Nigerian states and their agricultural produce


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Nigeria is a nation abundantly blessed with agricultural resources and vast agricultural products.

From the North to the South, East to the West of Nigeria, there are abundant varieties of agricultural products and resources that are found to grow and suitable for cultivation in the soils in the regions and states.

In the words and lyric of the aesthetic and consummate photographer, song writer and Musician; TY Bello, “The land is truly green”.

Before the oil discovery and oil boom era in Nigeria, agriculture accounted for more than 90% of the common wealth and resources of Nigeria; with the country being sufficient in food production and made wealthy by agricultural exports.

Unfortunately, more than 50 years after independence and the discovery of oil in Nigeria, agriculture has been relegated to the background, statistics turned and the lands deserted.

Today Nigeria cannot produce enough food and agric products to feed itself, thereby spending billions of dollars and trillions of naira in food imports to make up for the deficit in food production back home. On the export map, we have also fast taken the back position in the statistics of leading food exporters in the world.

However, the good news is and still is that;

Our lands are still green!

Our soils are still fertile!

Our states are still much abundantly blessed in these agricultural products that once made us the envy of nations!

Our lands are still arable!

Our youths are still able!

Now, let us take a look at the many vast agricultural resources found in different states in Nigeria

OIL PALM
The main oil palm producing states are: Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Ekiti, Delta, Bayelsa, Ogun, Rivers, Anambra, Ondo, Enugu, Imo, Oyo, Abia, Edo, and Ogun.

RICE
The main areas of rice cultivation in the country include the states of Kebbi, Kano, Ebonyi, Anambra, Niger and Taraba, Kebbi is the main rice producing state in Nigeria.

COTTON
The major producers of cotton are Kaduna, Ondo, Kano, Katsina ,Oyo, Kwara, Ogun, Zamfara, Jigawa, Sokoto, and Kebbi.

GARLIC
Kano, Kaduna, Kebbi, Sokoto, Jigawa, Bauchi, Katsina and Zamfara States are the main producers of the commodity.

GINGER
Kaduna State stands as the highest producer of the crop while states like Gombe, Bauchi, Benue, Nassarawa are major producers.

GUM ARABIC
Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Yobe, Jigawa, Gombe, Taraba, Plateau, Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Nasarawa ,Niger and Zamfara. Though Borno and Yobe states are the major producers in Nigeria.

HIBISCUS
The main areas of production in Nigeria are Jigawa, Kano, Bauchi states. Also produced in Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, and Borno states.

GROUNDNUT
Niger, Kano, Jigawa, Zamfara,Kebbi, Sokoto, Katsina, Kaduna, Adamawa, Yobe, Borno, Taraba, Plateau, Nasarawa, Bauchi, and Gombe States are the major producers of the commodity.

YAM
The major yam producing states in Nigeria are: Taraba, Benue, Niger and Nassarawa. Benue state is however the largest producer.

CASSAVA
Main producing states are Imo, Ondo, Anambra, Kogi, Taraba, Cross River, Enugu, Ogun, Benue, Delta, and Edo.

CASHEW
Enugu, Oyo, Anambra, Kogi, Osun, Abia, Ondo, Benue, Cross River, Imo, Ekiti, Ebonyi, Kwara and Nassarawa.

MAIZE
The Central states of Nigeria such as Niger, Kaduna, Taraba, Plateau, and Adamawa are the major producers.

COWPEA
The major growing/production areas in Nigeria are: Borno, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kano, Gombe and Yobe

SOYBEAN
Benue, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Kebbi, Kwara, Oyo, Jigawa, Borno, Bauchi, Lagos, Sokoto, Zamfara and FCT stands as the main producing states of Soybean in Nigeria.

RUBBER
Edo, Delta, Ondo, Ogun, Abia, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Rivers, Ebonyi and Bayelsa States.

SESAME SEED
The major producing areas in order of priority are Kano, Nasarawa, Jigawa and Benue States. Other important areas of production are found in Yobe, Kano, Katsina, Kogi, Gombe, Kwara, Niger, Bauchi and Plateau States.

SUGAR CANE
Some of the states where sugar cane can be produced in Nigeria include Sokoto, Taraba, Niger, Kogi, Kwara and most northern states.

PEPPER
Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa, Katsina, Sokoto, Plateau and Bauchi states

TIMBER
Ondo, Cross River, Ogun, Edo, Delta Ekiti, Osun and Oyo States of Nigeria which are the largest producers.

TOMATO
While tomatoes are cultivated in most states in the country, Jigawa, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kaduna, Bauchi, Gombe, Taraba, Kano lead the pack in the commercial cultivation of the crop.

SORGHUM
Zamfara, Niger, Plateau, Katsina, Kaduna, Benue, Kano, Bauchi, and Borno state

WHEAT
Nigeria’s northern states of Borno, Yobe, Jigawa, Kano, Zamfara, Katsina, Adamawa, Sokoto and Kebbi, are major wheat growing areas

HIDES AND SKIN
Kano, Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Niger, Kaduna, Zamfara, Borno, Taraba, Jigawa, Kebbi and also Oyo Kwara, Nassarawa to lesser extents.

COCOA
The highest producing states in the country are: Ondo, Osun, Cross River, Ekiti, Oyo, and Edo.

PLANTAIN
Plantain is produced in the following states in Nigeria Lagos, Ondo, Ogun, Oyo, Oshun, Ekiti, Edo, Delta, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Imo, Bayelsa, Abia and Ebonyi.

Happy Farming!
Source: legit.ng


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Good update We are indeed blessed only that it took a long time before our eyes are opened.