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    USES OF LAND FOR AGRICULTURAL AND NON-AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES

    Uses of Land for Agricultural Purposes 1) Production of crops: Land is used for the production of food crops like yam, rice, maize, cassava and cowpea as well as production of cash crops like cotton, rubber, cocoa and groundnut.   Importance or merits of crops production Provision of food e.g. maize, yam and cassava. It provides employment to many people. It provides income to farmers. It provides raw materials for industries, e.g ., cassava, maize, rubber and cocoa. It aids the development of towns where commercial agriculture is practised. Some crops are sources of foreign exchange for the nation.   2) Livestock production: Land is also used for natural grazing…

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