Agriculture In Nigeria

Lexi Lindsay

Basic Info

Population: 173.6 million

Government: federal republic

Poverty: 60%

Agency like the USDA: National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization

Percent of pop. that earns a degree: 54%

Average Household Income: $480-650

Average Family Size: 5 people

Religion: 50% Muslim, 40% Christian, 10% local religions

Animal rights/welfare: Nigeria SPCA, Animal Welfare Initiative

Economic Advantages/Disadvantages: Good trade, business, and monetary freedom; economic freedom status: mostly unfree; 6.3% GDP growth

Technology: 9% of houses have internet; 68% of people have cellphones; considered an info-poor country

Agriculture

Technology: not much

Crops: yams, cassava, sorghum, millet, soybeans, corn, cotton, rice, cocoa, peanuts, rubber, palm oil, sugarcane, palm kernel

Animals: cows, goats, sheep, cattle, pigs, horses, chickens, ducks, pigeons, turkeys

Commonly Eaten Foods: fried foods with rice, fried plantains, palm wine, beer, fruits

Weird Foods: snakes, pigeons, termites, crickets, rats

Is Ag There Like the US? Not really; Nigeria has mostly subsistence ag

Same Animals As the US? yes