Investment in Nigerian tree crops

smallholder production by C. K. Laurent

Publisher: Consortium for the Study of Nigerian Rural Development, Michigan State University, Publisher: Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Ibadan in East Lansing, Mich, Ibadan

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Statementby C. K. Laurent.
SeriesCSNRD reports -- 18
ContributionsConsortium for the Study of Nigerian Rural Development.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20977897M

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This is a very important tree crop in Nigeria; the country is the 9 th producer of rubber in the world. In Nigeria, Delta state is the largest rubber producer. Other states producing rubber in the country include bia, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Ekiti, Kogi, Ogun, Ondo and Rivers.

This paper discusses investment opportunities for tree crops development, processing and marketing in Nigeria, the development of which will contribute significantly to economic growth and development of the country.

The paper therefore encourages both local and foreign investors to exploit the opportunities in the tree crops. Agriculture is one of the most important sectors of Nigeria’s economy. More that 70% of the labor force is concentrated in the agriculture sector. It mostly depends on the small and scattered agricultural farms.

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Though agriculture in Nigeria; which is a part or branch of the economy sectors in Nigeria has most times been ignored; the oil and gas sector has taken the major interest of [ ].

(5) By the time Nigeria attain its full capacity utilization is agriculture, farming will become great foreign currency earner more than the oil. The implication is that Nigerian farmers will be able to earn in Naira and in Dollars as well as other foreign currencies.

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Horticulture Crop Farming. Horticulturists produce fruits, flowers, and plants in greenhouses and nurseries. The selection of crops and methods is important in this business.

Potato Chips. Cash crops are also known as industrial or export crops. 33% of the land area in Nigeria is used for cultivation of crops and two-thirds of the local crop production is contributed by small farms. These farmers use simple production techniques and produce food crops which are either for home consumption or for sale.

Rural farms are located in outlying areas of the country. The vast land area is perfect for cultivating food crops, rearing livestock, and hunting; however, farming activities are highly dependent upon the seasons and natural weather conditions.

Tree Nursery. A tree nursery can be a great investment when done right. Many who take up Christmas tree farming have found they make more money selling greens and wreaths every year than from cut trees. Because small-scale tree growing takes just a few hours a week, most small growers are part-timers.

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The Ube, scientific name Dacryodes edulis, is a species of fruit plant that is a member of the Burseraceae Family of Ube is a evergreen tree that grows to be anywhere between 59 to feet tall (18 to 40 meters) in the wild, but grows to be no taller than 39 feet (12 meters) when cultivated by humans on plantations.

Nigeria - Nigeria - Economy: The Nigerian economy is one of the largest in Africa. Since the late s it has been based primarily on the petroleum industry. A series of world oil price increases from produced rapid economic growth in transportation, construction, manufacturing, and government services.

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The ability of agriculture in developing economies to meet food requirements by the yearaccording to FAO estimates, demands an annual investment of USD 83 billion (Hallam, ). The West African locust looks nothing like what Westerners might consider a vegetable plant to be.

It is a tree. A true Jack-and-the-beanstalk kind of crop, it is indeed related to beans, albeit distantly. It often grows more than 20 meters tall, and people harvest all the pods they can get.

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.

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But saffron commands a fairly high price tag, making this a particularly profitable crop. Cherry Tomatoes. Cherry tomatoes are small and can easily grow in a backyard or small garden. You can pick the tomatoes constantly throughout the season. So it’s a perfect option for growers who want a steady yield of crops.

Goji Berries. Conventional reforestation methods through tree planting have been expensive and largely ineffective in reversing degradation at the scale required.

Yet, in many regions, a vast “underground forest” of tree stumps, roots, and seeds with the potential to rapidly restore vegetation cover exists.

Income-producing agriculture is a real asset that provides passive income and a hedge against inflation, and it’s an attractive investment for a diversified portfolio. These investments provide tangible yield derived from naturally produced products with little to no correlation to the overall stock market and lower risk of loss during market.

Investing in an oil palm plantation takes time before the profits start coming in. A palm tree requires at least five years before it matures and starts producing.

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Agriculture is a way of life that involves production of animals, fishes, crops, forest resources for the consumption of man and supplying the aggro-allied product required by our sectors. It is seen as the inherited and dominant occupation employing about 70% of Nigerians.