DISTRIBUTION OF CROPS

Welcome back to class

 

In previous lessons, we learnt about growing crops, how to cultivate and care for crop plants. We have learnt about the different farm practices that farmers engage in to raise or grow crop plants. In today’s lesson, we would be looking at the distribution of different crop plants in different parts of the country

 

ACTIVITY

  1. What are some of the ways we learnt in the past that farmers use in caring for their cultivated crops to ensure their healthy growth?

 

Distribution Of Crops

Many types of crops are grown in different parts of the country. The parts of the country where the different groups of crops are grown. Some of the crops and the places where

they are found are also shown in the table below

Ado-Ekiti, Abakaliki,

kola, rubber, coffee, Asaba, Benin, Abeokuta,

Sisal hemp, cactus, Aba, Nnewi, Calabar, Enugu,

neem, boabab Nsukka, Ogoja, Yenagoa,

Warri, Ife, Ibadan, Ijebu Ode,

Ondo

 

GROUP OF CROPS NAME OF CROPS WHERE THEY ARE GROWN
1. CEREAL Maize, guinea corn,,,

rice, sorghum, millet

Abeokuta, Akure, Bauchi, Benin, Enugu, Ibadan, Ikeja,

Ilorin, Kaduna, Makurdi,

Minna, Owerri, Sokoto,

Port-Harcourt, Yola, Calabar

2. LEGUMES Cowpea, groundnut, soya bean Bauchi, Ilorin, Jos,

Kaduna, Kano, Maiduguri,

Makurdi, Minna, Sokoto,

Birnin-Kebbi, Funtua, Gboko

3. TUBERS Yam, Cassava, Potato Abakaliki, Ikom, Ilorin,

Lafia, Lokoja, Makurdi

Minna, Awka, Onitsha, Jos,

Bauchi, Kaduna, Zaria

 

 

 

GROUP OF CROP NAME OF CROPS WHERE THEY ARE GROWN
4, TREE CROPS Oil Palm, Cocoa, kola, rubber, coffee, Sisal hemp, cactus, baobab Ado-Ekiti, Abakaliki,

, Asaba, Benin, Abeokuta,

Aba, Nnewi, Calabar, Enugu,

neem, Nsukka, Ogoja, Yenagoa,Warri, Ife, Ibadan, Ijebu Ode,Ondo

5. VEGETABLES Lettuce, tomato, onion,

cabbage, carrot, water melon, amaranthus,

telfairia, okro, garden

egg, bitter leaf

Abakaliki, Abeokuta, Aba, Awka, Enugu, Onitsha, Calabar, Uyo, Port-Harcourt, Lagos, Ibadan, Osogbo, Ilorin,Jos, Bauchi, Gombe,

Kano, Katsina

6. FRUITS Orange, mango Abakaliki, Awka,guava, coconut, cashew, banana, pineapple, avocado, pear Nsukka, Gboko, Jos, Kaduna, Owerri, Ibadan, Akure, Aba, Agbor, Benin and Warri

 

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ASSIGNMENT

  1. Make a list of common food crops grown in the locality where you live.

 

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