Economic and Financial Review


Central Bank of Nigeria


Commodity Board, Food Crop Production, Food Crop Marketing, Nigeria


Nigeria has had a fairly long history of government intervention in agricultural marketing. But, for most of the time, government interest centred around the so called export or cash crops such as cocoa, groundnuts, palm produce, cotton, benniseed, soyabeans and rubber. This interest was dictated by three factors: first, the colonial government wanted an efficient system of evacuating the badly needed raw materials to factories overseas; second, the export of these crops was the main source of foreign exchange required to finance imports, and third, the output of these crops was subject to various forms of taxes which became an important source of government revenue.

Author Bio

The author is a staff of the Research Department, Central Bank of Nigeria

Publication Title

CBN Economic and Financial Review





Recommended Citation

Ojo, M. O. (1979). The Role of Commodity Board in Food Crop Productions and Marketing in Nigeria. CBN Economic and Financial Review. 17(2), 21-27.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.