See how Agriculture is practiced in the Southern vs Northern Nigeria (with pictures)


Known as the cultivation of land and rearing of animals for food and meat. The agricultural sector has been supporting Nigerian economy and farming is the main occupation of many Nigerian citizens.

In this article, I will be categorizing Northern and southern region of Nigeria together

Northern Nigeria

Some Northern States in Nigeria includes Kaduna, Kano, Kwarra, Katsina, Kebbi and others. The soil in Northern Nigeria is know to be reddish brown. Rainfall is very scarce in this region, making it a necessity for farmers to conserve and control soil moisture.

Northern farmers makes use of irrigation systems as rainfall is very scarce in the region.

The North produces a wide variety of foods consumed in Nigeria and some of them are cowpea, groundnuts, millet, other crops such as tiger nut, cucumber, carrots, cabbage are produced in large quantities in Northern Nigeria.

They are also known for livestock rearing. Animals such as cows, goats and camels are widely reared in the North.

Southern Nigeria

Some states in Southern Nigeria includes Delta, Imo, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Enugu and others. The soil in southern Nigeria is loamy and so supports the planting of some crops such as yam, cassava, cocoa, palm tree and many others.

Rainfall is abundant in this part of Nigeria so the use of irrigation is minimal. The south is seriously lagging behind in Agriculture which may be attributed to the availability of crude oil and natural gas.

Nigeria as a country needs both the South and the North to survive.

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