Economic and Financial Review


Central Bank of Nigeria


Agriculture, Agricultural Sector, Economy, Fourth Quarter, Nigeria


Given these positive developments, overall output of staple crops, rose at the end of the quarter, by 10.2 per cent compared with 4.9 per cent in the corresponding period of the previous year. Livestock production increased by 0.6 per cent in contrast to a decline of 0.7 per cent in the fourth quarter of 1989. However, the performance of the agricultural sector was moderated slightly by a few reports of drought and pests outbreaks in Bomo, Kano, Katsina and Sokoto States, where some field crops such as millet, sorghum and cowpeas were destroyed, while erosion and flood threatened crop production in Akwa-Ibom, Anambra, Cross-River and Imo States. These problems were tackled and some of the adverse impacts on the sector were substantially reduced.

Author Bio

The authors are staff of the Agricultural Studies Office, Real Sector Division, Research Department, Central Bank of Nigeria

Publication Title

CBN Economic and Financial Review





Recommended Citation

Central Bank of Nigeria (1990). Developments in the Agricultural Sector in the Fourth Quarter of 1990. CBN Economic and Financial Review. 28(4), 15-22.



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