Facts about the Oyo State Agriculture Sector

 Oyo State has a vast expanse of Arable land in the Nigeria. Its land Mass covers a total of 28,454 square kilo-meters of land mass.

  Oyo State has set aside 250,000 hectares of land, free for Agriculture.

  It’s growing population over 5.5m people have been engaged in Agriculture as their mainstay for over a Century

  Oyo State is already a leader in Poultry, Maize and Sorghum, Cashew and Cassava

  Oyo State has Five Climate Zones which means that it is able to grow crops like Cocoa, Maize, Yam, Cassava, Millet, Rice, Plantain.

  Oyo State is amply supplied with Rivers making it a perfect location for Dairy and Aquaculture

  A three pronged approach was determined for acquisition through Long Leases, Outright ownership and partnership with the land holders.

  Oyo State has 33 Local Government 27 of which have been earmarked for Agricultural and Agro-allied activity

  The Oyo State government have concluded State-wide agreements with traditional leaders and land holders to ease the land acquisition for quest for acquisition of land for Agriculture in Oyo State.

  A three pronged approach was determined for acquisition through Long Leases, Outright ownership and partnership with the land holders.

In 2017, Oyo State it was one of Five states in Nigeria chosen by the world famous American shop – Walmart to supply it with Cashew.

Oyo State’s capital city, Ibadan is the location for the world famous Cocoa house which was built from Cocoa and other Agriculture produce as far back as 1966.

Oyo State has no less than Five institutions devoted to Research in Agriculture:
(a) IITA
(b) Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T).
(c) National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT)
(d) Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria
(e) Department of Agriculture University of Ibadan
(f) Federal Government College Ede

This makes it an ample provider of research but also youthful manpower which is critical for the success of agriculture