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)