Top 10 Agricultural Countries by GDP Contribution 2017

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6. Nigeria

Nigeria, a federal republic in West Africa, is officially a democratic secular country.

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It is considered to be an emerging market by the World Bank and has been identified as a regional power on the African continent. Nigeria is often referred to as the “Giant of Africa”, owing to its large population and economy.


It is the seventh most populous country in the world and the most populous country in Africa. Nigeria is the world’s 20th largest economy. Agriculture in Nigeria is provides employment for more than thirty percent of the population and the sector is being transformed by commercialization at small, medium and large-scale enterprise levels. Agricultural products of Nigeria fall under two categories; food crops produced for home consumption and exports.

Nigeria was famous for the export of groundnut and palm kernel oil in the past but the rate of export has reduced over the years.

Cocoa is the leading non-oil foreign exchange earner while rubber is the second-largest non-oil foreign exchange earner. In the recent article by Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie- Oyegun said that the current recession in the country has forced the government to invest at all levels of agriculture to become one of the biggest exporters of farm produce in the next two years.

Agriculture Contribution to GDP: 17.8%

Agriculture GDP (Million $): 73884

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