Groundnut is a leguminous crop mainly grown in the northern states of Nigeria. Some of the Groundnut producing states in Nigeria include Jigawa, Plateau, Benue, Kano, Adamawa, Kaduna, Borno and Kano.
Groundnut only does well in the Savannah belt of Nigeria. Farmers in Nigeria grow groundnut in the wet season because of the availability of rain water.
Groundnut Producing States in Nigeria
The following are the Groundnut producing states in Nigeria:
Benue state is arguably the largest producer of groundnut in Nigeria. The savannah climate of Benue state supports the growth of groundnut plants. There are thousands of groundnut farmers in Benue State.
Like Benue state, Kogi state produces a lot of groundnuts every year. This is due to the fact that the savannah climate of Kogi state supports the production of groundnut. Kogi state is in the central part of Nigeria.
Nasarawa state borders the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja). It lies in the Savannah belt of Nigeria. Nasarawa state is one of the highest groundnut producing states in Nigeria. The climate of this state supports the production of groundnut.
Kaduna state lies in the Savannah belt of Nigeria. Kaduna state is one of the largest groundnut producing states in Nigeria. The climate of this state supports the production of groundnut. Kaduna has a lot of large scale roundnut farmers.
Plateau state is known is the coldest state in Nigeria. Groundnut thrives well in this state. As a matter of fact, groundnut can be grown for 6 months in Plateau State.
Jigawa is one of the largest producers of groundnut in Nigeria. Groundnut is grown in the rainy season months in Jigawa state. Jigawa has a lot of groundnut farmers like other states in the far north in Nigeria.
Like Jigawa state, Kano state also grows a lot of groundnut especially in the rainy season months of July and August.
Borno state is a state at the extreme north eastern region of Nigeria. It is one of the largest producers of groundnut in Nigeria. Groundnut is grown in the months of May – September every year in Borno state.
Adamawa state is a state at the extreme north eastern region of Nigeria. It is one of the largest producers of groundnut in Nigeria. Groundnut is grown in rainsy season months in Nigeria.
Groundnut grows well in some parts of Taraba state. In the Mambilla Platea, farmers grow groundnut in the months of May, June, July and August.
About Groundnut Farming
Groundnut farming is the process of planting groundnut for the purpose of harvesting the matured groundnuts for domestic, commercial and industrial uses.
Groundnut farming involves all the processes associated with the growing of groundnut. These processes include getting the seeds, land preparation, planting, maintenance of the groundnut plants, harvesting and marketing of the produce.
Groundnut is a leguminous crop. Groundnut can be used for domestic and industrial applications in Nigeria. Groundnut can be eaten as snack. Groundnuts can also be used for making foods. Farmers use grounduts as a source of protein for animal feeds.
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