What are some of the exports of the Niger River area?
The Niger is a good-sized river that runs through several countries in Africa, including Guinea, Mali, Niger, Benin and Nigeria. The basic rule of human civilization applies: where there is water, there is agriculture and animal husbandry. Fishing is also a given. The so-called Niger Inland Delta is broad and flat, which is ideal for rice. Whatever can be grown in a field that is irrigated can be and is grown there. All local produce in the markets along the length of the Niger are stocked from fields moistened with the water from that great river. Links are provided below.