In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 15th, October, 2020

Nigeria Is Now Africa’s Largest Rice Producer

Nigeria Is Now Africa's Largest Rice Producer


Sabo Nanono

Sabo Nanono, The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Growth has revealed that Nigeria is now the most important rice producer in Africa and the most important producer of cassava on the planet.

Talking at an occasion to mark the 2020 World Meals Day, the Minister said vary of insurance policies and initiatives to strengthen the rice and cassava worth chains has been put in place.

Nanono additional disclosed that they’re harnessing the financial potential of each livestock and fisheries.

He Mentioned;

“Important progress has been made to enhance agricultural productiveness because the inception of the current administration.

“To spice up meals safety, Nigeria has curbed imports and has established a strong rice manufacturing programme to encourage extra rice manufacturing at residence.

“Efforts on this route are beginning to present outcomes as Nigeria is now Africa’s largest producer of rice. The nation can be the most important producer of cassava on the planet.”

On diversifying the financial system, the Minister stated the Federal Authorities by way of the Agro Processing Productiveness Enhancement and Livelihood Enchancment Assist mission had put aside N600bn as mortgage help to 2.four million farmers throughout the nation.

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