Agricultural products in Nigeria dated back to decades of years. We will be looking at the best and most consumed agro products and its farming across the country.
Rice is a common food found in most Nigerian homes, thus making it by far one of the most popular foods among Nigerians, the reason it’s seating on our number one spot. Nigeria has one of the world’s highest rice consumption rates and the numbers will continually surge upward even with the population expansion. In 2010/2011 alone, Nigeria spent over 991 billion naira on rice.
Do you know that there are several other extracts that comes out of the cassava tuber, just like crude oil.
Not only is cassava the main stay in Nigeria homes, it also rivals rice for our number one spot. A bag of garri costs almost the same as a bag of rice in most part of the states. The popularity of cassava as the major source of food for Nigerians dates back to centuries ago and the figures of how important this tuber meal is everywhere for all to see.
Plantain is one food that is also widely consumed in Nigeria. Unlike Rice, it has the potential of lasting more than seasons of harvest. Plantain farming is also very lucrative and can be done by anyone who loves farming. Any food that is popular in Nigeria is always a huge income earner due to the population of the country.
This also is a one agroproducts that is widely consumed, Poultry products include, chicken meat, eggs and others. Obasanjo farm model of poultry farming is one way to make money from these agro products which is also very affordable.
A lot of people enjoy fish in their delicacy. In an open market it costs more than 400 Naira. The greater the weight scale, the higher the cost but on the affordable side. Catfish can also be used to make pepper soups.
The list can go on and on, but these five are very important if you are looking at doing some food shopping in your next trip to the market.