Agriculture

Agricultural Resources

Urhobo is endowed with a vast arable land of about 4000 sq km.  This land is suitable for the cultivation of Cassava, Oil Palm, Raffia Palm, Rice, Plantain, Banana, Yam, Sweet Potato, Beans, Groundnuts, Coconut, Coco-yam, Pepper, Melon, Mango, Orange, Paw-paw, Sugar Cane, Pineapple, Alligator Pepper, Spices, Bamboo, Timber, Rubber, etc.  The Urhobo environment has also been most conducive for Poultry, Piggery, Grass-cutter rearing, Rabbitery, Snailery and other forms of animal husbandry.  Fish farming is also a viable agricultural enterprise thriving in Urhoboland.

Oil Palm

The Oil Palm industry in the proposed Urhobo State has potentials for dozens of agro-industrial products and the employment of thousands of people.  The Oil Palm industry was the bedrock of Urhobo economy for over 150 years before the advent of petroleum.

Rubber

Rubber thrives in the proposed Urhobo state.  There are numerous rubber plantations owned by private individuals in most communities and a large rubber plantation owned by PAMOL (a division of UAC) at Oghara.  The proposed Urhobo State hosts a significant proportion of rubber processing factories in Nigeria.

Timber

The proposed Urhobo state is situated in the tropical rain forest. There is an abundance of trees for lumber and wood based industries.  The African Timber and Plywood (AT&P) factory located in Sapele in Urhoboland was the largest hardwood factory in the world.

Timber

The proposed Urhobo state is situated in the tropical rain forest. There is an abundance of trees for lumber and wood based industries.  The African Timber and Plywood (AT&P) factory located in Sapele in Urhoboland was the largest hardwood factory in the world.

Cassava

Cassava is cultivated all over the proposed Urhobo State.  Cassava-based Industry encompasses the following:  Garri Grains, Edible Starch, Industrial Starch for the manufacture of car Batteries, Textiles, Coating for Drugs and Pharmaceutical Products, Plaster of Paris, Paper, Cassava Chips/Pellets, Animal Feeds, Bread and Biscuits, Cassava leaves for export, etc.

Fisheries

With the extensive Waterways and Wetlands, Urhoboland is a natural habitat of fishes.  Studies have identified over 100 species of fishes in this part of the Niger Delta.  There are great potentials for a fishing industry including aquaculture that will create jobs and wealth for thousands of people in the proposed state.