Rainfall peaks in September. The district experiences a long dry period between November and March. Temperatures are fairly high between 17-45 C.
Guinea savannah type vegetation with tall elephant grass interspersed with draught and fire resistant trees such as Shea nut Dawadawa Baobab and kapok tree are found in the district.
The land tenure is free hold. There are no ‘abunu’ or ‘abusa’ systems or outright sale of land. Land is held in trust for the people by chiefs, community and family heads, who are the custodians of lands.
INFORMATION ON MAJOR CROPS PRODUCED ON DISTRICT BASIS
The major crops cultivated in the district include; Cereals (maize, rice, sorghum, millet)Legumes (groundnuts, soy beans, bambara beans, cowpeas)
Roots and tubers (yam and Cassava)
Tree crops (mango, cashew, teak)
Fruits crops (mango)
Vegetables (tomato, okro, hot pepper, sweet pepper, cabbage)