Modern Developments in Agriculture

  • Barry Floyd


We may now review some of the agricultural projects which have been launched or greatly expanded by the Government since independence, and which are intended to spearhead the agrarian ‘revolution’ in Eastern Nigeria.


Cash Crop Tree Crop Eastern Province Modern Development Agricultural Project 
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    Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Economic Development, National Development Plan. Progress Report 1964 (Lagos, 1964), Table 4•3, p. 63.Google Scholar
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    For a fuller treatment of the historical development of plantations, see R. K. Udo, ‘Sixty Years of Plantation Agriculture in Southern Nigeria, 1902–1962’, Economic Geography xli (1965), pp. 356–68.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    This section draws on materials from a manuscript by C. I. N. Ogbonnaya, ‘A Geographical Appraisal of the Eastern Nigeria Development Corporation’s Plantations’ (Nsukka, 1966).Google Scholar
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    M. K. Mba, The First Three Years, A report of the Eastern Nigeria Six-Year Development Plan (Enugu, 1965), p. 9.Google Scholar
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    For a fuller account of the farm settlements, see B. N. Floyd and M. Adinde, ‘Farm Settlements in Eastern Nigeria: A Geographical Appraisal’, Economic Geography vol. xliii, No. 3 (July 1967), pp. 189–230.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Eastern Nigeria, Ministry of Agriculture, Annual Report, Agricultural Division 1962–63 (Enugu, 1964), p. 32.Google Scholar
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    Eastern Nigeria, Ministry of Agriculture, Eastern Nigeria Farm Settlement Scheme (Enugu, 1963), p. 9.Google Scholar
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    J. C. U. Eme, ‘Sociological Problems Connected with Farm Settlement Schemes’, Appendix VI in Eastern Nigeria, Ministry of Agriculture, Farm Settlement Scheme, Third Annual Programme Planning Conference, Technical Bulletin No. 4 (Enugu, 1963), p. 61.Google Scholar
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    A. H. Hanson, ‘Nile and Niger: Two Agricultural Projects’, Public Administration, xxxviii (1960), p. 345.Google Scholar

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© Barry Floyd 1969

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  • Barry Floyd
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  1. 1.University of NigeriaNsukkaNigeria

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