The Agricultural sector is robust and fast growing. Recent interventions of Government are helping the State to move from subsistence to commercial production. Investors are welcomed to tap into the agri-revolution sweeping across the State.
Agriculture is the mainstay of Jigawa State’s economy as it contributes more than 60% of Gross State Product and provides livelihood for close to 90% of the State’s population. Jigawa is 7th largest crop producer in Nigeria with current annual production in excess of million MT and valued at over N700 billion. It is currently Nigeria’s largest producer of Dates, which is largely consumed domestically and of Gum Arabic most of which is exported. With an annual production of nearly 100,000 tons, Jigawa is the second largest producer of sesame in Nigeria and is among the top 5 rice producing States.
Jigawa is a major livestock production region.
The State has an appreciable livestock population currently put at about 1.8 million cattle, 1.5 million sheep and 2 million goats. The estimated population of poultry is 5 million.
The agriculture sector’s vast potentials are currently under-utilized. For example, only a fraction of the available irrigable space is being cultivated and of the State’s potential Fadama land of about 400,000 ha only about 10% has been developed.
There are tremendous opportunities for private sector investments to improve quality of agricultural units [including farmland, ponds, trees and livestock], tools and implements, to provide storage, packaging and processing facilities and to bring more land under cultivation.
Food Production and Processing
InvestJigawa welcomes investments in the entire value chain of crops suitable for the Jigawa landscape. At present, Jigawa is highly competitive in rice, sesame, groundnut, wheat, soya beans, sugarcane and tomato production.
Due to the availability of raw materials, favourable climate and supportive Government policies, a number of rice millers such as Three Brothers Rice Mills, Klysat Foods and Beverages as well as Danmodi Rice mills have chosen Jigawa as their production base thereby raising local rice production values.
The succeses recorded in this mills have spurred multinationals like Dangote Industries and Bua Foods Limited to site their multi million dollar rice mills in the State.
The Jigawa weather is conducive for the rearing of animals, birds and fishes thereby creating opportunities for the establishment of slaughterhouses, cold storage and transport facilities. Investors are also encouraged to venture into for diary production, tanneries development, animal feed mills, e.t.c
Why Invest in Jigawa
- Vast Resource base
- Unique and Strategic Location
- Improved Infrastructure
- Favorable Investment Climate
- Workforce availability
- Institutional Support
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