Nigeria GeOgraphy and agriculture

The Portuguese contacts focused on Benin & Warri. (Located in Nigeria- from Benin to Warri is 351 miles), by the 17th and 18th century Benin and Warri were at the tip of the slave trade. The delta city-states (Benin and Warri) became the main sources of activities.
Nigeria is in the tropics, meaning the climate is damp and humid. Nigeria has many landscape as well as having the largest rive delta. (Niger Delta) Nigeria is the 20th largest economy as of 2015.
A variety of coastal communities gathered themselves as entrepots (starches) from the slave trade, so they wouldn't be known as its "victims". The trade also caused severe economic and political dislocations. Conflict between between other states force millions of people out of Nigeria.

Agriculture: Agriculture is an important portion of Nigerias economic system, alluring about 70% of the labor force. Due to Nigerias diverse climate of tropical regions, it makes it practical to supply all agricultural products.

Advantages of extensive scale agriculture are perceived and the government supports the arrangement of helpful societies and settlements to encourage industrial farming. However large scale farming is not common. Due to an abundant water supply, a good atmosphere, and wide regions of arable land, productivity is confined. Attributable to low soil fertility in many areas and inefficient methods of development.

Crops: "The leading cash crops are cocoa, citrus, cotton, groundnuts (peanuts), palm oil, palm kernel, benniseed, and rubber.They were Nigeria's major exports in the 1960s and early 1970s, until petroleum surpassed them in the 1970s." (Nation Encyclopedia)

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  • http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/economies/Africa/Nigeria-AGRICULTURE.html

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