Agro Opportunities In Enugu State

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The soil and climate in Enugu State can sustain the following crops:

Estimated Currents Annual Production

(i) Yam                               –                                       700, 000MT
(ii) Cassava                      –                                         330, 000MT
(iii) Cashew                                                       –         668, 335 Trees in production
1,040 tons of Cashew nuts
3,120 tons of Cashew apples
(iv) Peas                           –                                       NA
(v)   Maize                        –                                         60, 000 MT
(vi) Rice                             –                                       14, 000MT
(vii) Cow Pea                     –                                         1, 000MT
(viii) Melon                      –                                           13,000MT
(ix)   Poultry                                                       –         850, 000 Layer, 500,000 Broilers
(x)   Piggery                     –                                          100, 000MT
(xi)   Oil Palm                     –                                           Wild & Agricultural Species
(xii) Pigeon Pea               –                                           Do
(xiii) Sweet Potatoe           –                                            Do

(xiv) Kola (nut)                 –                                             Do
(xv) Castor Oil Seeds       –                                             Do
(Xvi) Plantains & Bananas –                                              Do
(xvii) Citrus (orange, Lemons & Crapes etc)           –           Do
(xviii) Mango                       –                                           Do
(xix)   Pine                         –                                       Approximately 700 hectares under cultivation, including a see rchard.
ENUGU STATE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE
OVERVIEW
PARASTATALS
AGENCIES
FUNCTIONS
Agricultural Extension services involving crop production (including pests and diseases control, training, seed multiplication and distribution as well as agricultural publicity)
Animal production, husbandry and animal health (including provision of extension services to farmers)
Conservation of land and water resources (including maintenance of soil fertility).
Development and maintenance of farm structures.
Fertilizer use and distribution.
Provision of Agricultural Credit to farmers.
Fish production (including provision of fishery extension services to farmers).
Irrigation and drainage of agricultural lands.
Food Preservation, Storage and Processing (including produce inspection).
Provision of Veterinary Services (including dog health and licensing).
Promotion of food and fibre production.
Control of Agricultural Agencies and Parastatals (including Enugu State Agricultural Development Program ((ENADEP).
Co-ordination of all State Agricultural Projects.
Relation with the Federal Government, other State Governments and all External agencies in matters relating to Agricultural Development.
Promotion of Programmes generally aimed at achieving higher income for farmers and improving their standard of living. . Administration and Supplies
DEPARTMENTS
Finance and Accounts
Planning, Research & Statistics
Agriculture
Animal Production
Veterinary
Engineering
Fisheries
AGENCIES
1.Veterinary School, Achi
2.Tractor Hiring Services
3.Fertilizer Procurement Distribution Co
4.United Palm Products Limited (UPPL)
5.ADARICE Production Co
6.ENADEP