Adamawa is a state in north-eastern Nigeria, with its capital at Yola. It was formed in 1991 from part of Gongola State with four administrative divisions: Adamawa, Ganye, Mubi and Numan. It is the home of the American University of Nigeria in Yola and Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola. It is one of the thirty-six states that constitute the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The major occupation of the people is farming as reflected in their two notable vegetational zones, tile Sub-Sudan and Northern Guinea Savannah Zone. Their cash crops are cotton and groundnuts while food crops include maize, yam, cassava, guinea corn, millet and rice. The village communities living on the banks of the rivers engage in fishing while the Fulanis are cattle rearers Majority of the people in Adamawa State are farmers. Cattle rearing are also a major occupation, while village communities living on the banks of Rivers Gongola and Benue and their tributaries in the State engage in fishing and farming. Crops such as maize, rice, millet, sugar cane, cotton, groundnuts, arabica, guinea corn, tea and kola nuts are also grown successfully in the state. There are abundant deposits of mineral ore in the state such as marble, mercury, zinc, emerald, diamond, limestone, coal, tin, ruby,graphite etc.