the Bayelsa Watch - Transparency Initiative

Agriculture

Agriculture

Bayelsa lies a riverine environment with mangrove and tropical rain forest climates that supports round the year farming of both aquaculture and agricultural products. Bayelsa’s agricultural lad favourable for the production of Cassava, Rice, Palm Fruits, Banana, Plantain and the waters can support large scale fish production for both local consumption and commercialization.

Bayelsa has one of the largest fish outputs in Nigeria. It provides 6% of nation fish supply. With the array of investment, ready agricultural products and Government’s investments in mechanized farming and other yield improvement schemes, agriculture is expected to boom.

The Government is investing on an on-going basis in training and skills acquisition for Agriculture and Agribusiness in the famous Songhai farms in Port Novo, Benin Republic. Already, investors that have indicated interest in Fisheries, Urea and Methanol have enterd into various forms of partnerships with State Government.