Economic and Financial Review


Central Bank of Nigeria


Agricultural Sector, Agriculture, Nigeria, First Quarter


Early rains in most southern parts of the country during the first quarter encouraged preliminary farming activities such as bush clearing and land tilling. In a number of areas, actual planting of some crops-maize, yam, okro, pepper and leaf vegetables- also began. In the northern parts, activity centred around dry-season farming involving the planting of wheat, rice and vegetables on irrigated lands. Other activities during the first quarter included harvesting and processing of cassava, rice; fruits and vegetables in the south, and maize, sorghum, millet and cotton in the northern states. A total of 99,295.1 tonnes of fertilizers were discharged at the various ports and distributed to farmers during the quarter, compared with 15, 146 tonnes during the same period of last year.

Author Bio

The authors are staff of the Agric Studies Office, Research Department, Central Bank of Nigeria

Publication Title

CBN Economic and Financial Review





Recommended Citation

Central Bank of Nigeria (1987). Developments in the Agricultural Sector during the First Quarter of 1987. CBN Economic and Financial Review. 25(1), 9-15.



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