• Agriculture remains the dominant sector in the rural areas of Nigeria in providing employment for about 60% of the work force. The diversity of climate conditions, the riches of soil types and water sources, and the high population density provide great potential for crop, animal, fish and tree production. In the 1960s and up to the early 1970s, Nigeria’s agriculture flourished with the country being one of the world’s highest producers of Palm oil, Cocoa, and Groundnut. Overtime, agriculture has declined in importance.

    However, through the platform of the Agricultural Transformation Agenda, the current government is taken giant step towards an active sustainable revitalization of the agricultural sector with a view to curb the looming food insecurity, unemployment, and economic issues.

    This intends to achieve these by encouraging private sector participation, absorb labor through the intensification of agro processing operations and by taking advantage of the foreign earnings that could accrue from the exportation of agricultural products.