Nigeria
Most Harvested Crop in 2005
Sorghum
Poverty Headcount Ratio $1.90/day (2011 PPP) in 2012
55%
Most Acute Condition Among Children in 2013
21% Severely Stunted
Average Annual Rainfall from 1990 to 2015
1,197mm
About

Nigeria is a country located in Africa south of the Sahara. As of 2012 Nigeria had a total population of approximately 173.89M people. This represents a 38% increase from 2003 when the population of Nigeria was approximately 126.30M.

The most widely harvested crop in Nigeria by area was Sorghum with 7.21M ha harvested with a total production value of Intl $1.42B.

Among children in Nigeria in 2013, 21% were severely stunted, 12% were severely underweight, and 9% were severely wasted.

As of 2012, there were 95.11M people living below $1.90/day (2011 PPP) and 131.75M people living below $3.10/day (2011 PPP) in Nigeria.

Nigeria includes the areas of: Niger, Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, FCT-Abuja, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nassarawa, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, and Zamfara.

Agriculture

Harvested Area Versus Value of Production

Yams are the crop with the highest production value per area in Nigeria, with Intl $2.96k per ha.

Wheats are the crop with the lowest production value per area in Nigeria, with Intl $173.468873 per ha.

This means that growers of Yams will earn approximately 17 times more per hectare than if they grow Wheats.

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Water Supply for Crops

99%
Rainfed
1%
Irrigated

In 2005, 99% of the crops produced in Nigeria by harvested area were rainfed, compared to 1% irrigated.

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Climate

Rainfall by Location

From 1990 to 2015, Nigeria had average annual rainfall of 1,197mm across a total cropland area of 41.35M ha.

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Health

Health Conditions Among Children

21%
Severely Stunted
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Among children in Nigeria in 2013, 21% were severely stunted, 12% were severely underweight, and 9% were severely wasted.

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Health Conditions Among Children by Gender

39%
Male Stunting
35%
Female Stunting

The health condition most afflicting male and female children in 2013 in Nigeria is stunting with 39% of male children affected and 35% of female children affected.

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Health Conditions Among Children by Residence

26%
Urban Stunting
43%
Rural Stunting

The health condition most afflicting urban and rural children in 2013 in Nigeria is stunting with 26% of urban children affected and 43% of rural children affected.

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Poverty

Poverty Levels

95.11M
$1.90/day (2011 PPP)
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As of 2012, there were 95.11M people living below $1.90/day (2011 PPP) and 131.75M people living below $3.10/day (2011 PPP) in Nigeria.

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Poverty Measures by Residence

Disposable Income
57%
Urban
87%
Rural

As of 2012, 57% of people living in urban areas and 87% of people living in rural areas in Nigeria live below $3.10/day (2011 PPP).

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