NANUMBA NORTH

NANUMBA NORTH
DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS
WEATHER
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.
LAND USE
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
Major Crops
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)
  • Industrial crops (teak)
Area planted to selected food crops (ha)
Crop
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
Maize
4,500
8900
8700
8200
8500
9000
9000
12,608
 12,024  3’950
 21,123.0
 Rice60091285050111593493448.2982,07     620
 Millet20030025026502350243024361,206.14842 1,890
 7,043.3
 Sorghum150020030028003850394539953,581.054,170   ,730
 3,616.0
 Yam8001000014500152001460015645156455,679.4612,690
   8,398
 18,308.0
 Cassava360036061000520052505342534213,164.9412,291   ,840
 16,783.0Groundnuts3403900500600060007500750016,552.6717,612   ,928
 20,900.0
 Soy beans14002000350042004200740740524.35385   ,832
 5,830.0
 Cowpeas7501020400015002980980980413.45515  1,058
  5,225.0
 
Production of selected food crops (MT)
Crop
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
Maize
7,000
7,449
8,496
8,200
8,640
14,535
15,570
15,570
17,317
6,320
 23,478
 Rice1,710560509252,0551,9932432,673707868
 2,455
 Millet3,2001,4551,7462,1022,0532,3572,67324328522,835
 3,143
 Sorghum4,5001,1641,4551,6804,0233,3084,9944,9944,9364,914
 5,558
 Yam74.885.295.8138.284.785.4116.838,99779,700106,080
 99,522Cassava
 31.716.617.527.619.821.638.9116,868
 29,43082,080
 72,603
 Groundnuts2,4003,4043,9774,8003,9486,27011,10011,1007,1517,488
 33,398Soy beans2,4002,5743,9605,0425,6251,3788888886233,965
 10,855Cowpeas2,1006427381502,3565479219216291,693
 4,033
Livestock population
Type of livestock
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
Cattle
12,466
14,478
18,661
19,121
12,485
13,175
13,263
Sheep
7,930
9,819
9,672
11,761
9,366
7,657
8,143
Goats
8,889
10,790
9,179
8,778
13,005
10,497
10,959
Local fowls
20,455
21,145
27,416
32,120
36,481
24,089
23,758
Turkeys
99
121
130
204
69
194
146
Ducks
325
368
450
493
2,739
3,440
2,184
Pigs
1,231
1,258
1,372
184
945
847
4,190
Guinea fowls
4,784
4,859
5,747
5,090
7,774
8,068
9,947
Productivity levels
Type of livestock
Fertility rate (%)
Litter size
Mortality rate (%)
Morbidity rates (%)
Cattle
70
1
2
30
Sheep
80
1-2
10
42
Goats
80
1-2
12
42
Local fowls
75
10-12
30
30
Turkeys
65
8-10
30
35
Ducks
65
8-10
20
35
Pigs
80
10-12
25
30
 
SUMMARY OF FIELD DEMONSTRATIONS
 
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