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Economy of the old Edo Land

Compiled by

NOWAMAGBE A. OMOIGUI, M.D., MPH, FACC

nowa@prodigy.net


ECONOMY OF OLD EDOLAND

AGRICULTURE

1. Yam (white, red and "water yam")
2. Cassava
3. Corn
4. Plaintain
5. Cocoyam
6. Okro
7. Rice
8. Groundnuts
9. Peppers
10. Melons
11. Gourds
12. Beans

TREE CROPS

1. Kola
2. Oil Palm
3. Coconut Palm
4. Others: [Orange, Lemon, Grape-fruit, Banana, Avocado]

CASH CROPS

1. Rubber
2. Cocoa
3. Palm
4. Timber
5. Coffee

HUNTING, GATHERING, AND FISHING

1. Bush-pig
2. Buck
3. Bush rabbit
4. Locally made Dane-Guns
5. Elephant
6. Leopards
7. Fish-Eagles
8. Snails
9. Tortoises
10. Fire-wood
11. Water
12. Fishing

LIVESTOCK

1. Goats
2. Sheep
3. Dogs
4. Fowls
5. Cattle
6. Horses

MARKETS AND TRADE

1. Foodstuff
2. Cash crops
3. Slaves
4. Ivory
5. Palm-kernels
6. Pepper

CRAFTS AND INDUSTRY

1. Blacksmith (Iron-smiths)
2. Brass-smiths
3. Wood carvers
4. Ivory carvers
5. Leather
6. Embroidery - cloths, mats, baskets
7. Drum-makers
8. Locksmiths
9. Carpentry
10. Pottery

 

 


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