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Economy, Agriculture and Fishing

Lake Chad, Niger River, Cowpeas, cassava, Millet

Livestock raising is the principal agricultural activity. In 2001 the livestock population included 6.7 million goats, 4.4 million sheep, and 2.2 million cattle. Cowpeas and cotton are cultivated for export. Millet, sorghum, cassava, pulses, and rice are grown for local consumption. Fishing is conducted in Lake Chad and the Niger River, and the catch is consumed locally.



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Lake Chad, Niger River, Cowpeas, cassava, Millet, sorghum, goats, rice, pulses, sheep, cotton, export

 
 

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