Cereal crops are mostly grasses cultivated for their edible grains or seeds (actually a fruit called a caryopsis). Cereal grains are grown in greater quantities worldwide than any other type of crop and provide more food energy to the human race than any other crop. In some developing nations, cereal grains constitute practically the entire diet of common folk. In developed nations, cereal consumption is more moderate but still substantial. The word cereal derives from Ceres, the name of the Roman goddess of harvest and agriculture. Grains are traditionally called corn in the United Kingdom, though that word became specified for maize in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.
Despite the varieties of oilseeds worldwide, the global market is dominated by four main crops (soybean, palm, sunflower and rapeseed), also referred to as G-4, which are responsible for 82% of the total vegetable oil production and 85% of the meal production. Our Major export products are namely, Sesame seeds and Groundnut Kernels.