The agricultural potential of Nigeria is barely being tapped with over 84 million hectares of arable land, abundant water and manpower.Reasons Why Farming in Nigeria Is Irresistible 1. Nigeria has a huge population of over 150 Million people, twice more than the populations of Zimbabwe and South Africa combined. The entire population of Nigeria depends on staple foods produced from farms and other farm produces for their daily meals and sustenance — and more than 80 percent of Nigerians buy their Farm Produce from the market. 2. Nigeria has very large expanses of fertile (arable) farmlands laying fallow for nothing. Nigeria Land area when measured in sq km is about 910,770. The Land area of any country is the country’s total area, excluding areas that are considered to be water bodies. So, Nigeria has one of the biggest expanse of Land in Africa of which 70 percent is available for Farming. 3. Nigerians have very high purchasing power — they buy things here and we pay cash! 4. Farming in Nigeria is a huge foreign currency earner for the investor (farmer). 5. Agriculture in Nigeria further open up more opportunities for the investor. Furthermore, there are various area an investor can tap into such as; · Crop: maize, rice, cassava, yam etc. · Tree crop: oil palm, cocoa etc. · Fruit and vegetables: Pineapple, tomatoes, vegetable etc. · Livestock and fisheries.