The study attempts to provide a comprehensive analysis on the economic importance of cocoa in Nigeria economy (1900-1970). Cocoa has been a major source of income for many Nigerians and a major source of foreign exchange earnings for the country. For this purpose the study seek to achieve this following objective by dividing the study into five chapters, the first chapter sets out Background to the Study, Objective of the Study, Significance of the Study Methodology, scope and Limitations of the Study. The second and third chapters aim to throw light
upon Cocoa growing regions, Ecological considerations, Economic considerations, Behavioral considerations, Origin of cocoa in Nigeria, Agriculture in the Economy of Nigeria, The Status of Cocoa in Nigerian Agriculture, Gender Role in cocoa production, Market and Marketing channel of cocoa, Market and Marketing channel of cocoa, Role of cocoa during the oil boom era.
The fourth chapter addresses the Political-economy of Cocoa in Nigeria, Importance of cocoa to Nigeria Economy. The fifth chapter examines the summary and conclusion of the study so far as it relates to the subject matter.