Nigeria’s new cassava policy to stem $6.1bn annual wheat importation

Nigeria’s new cassava policy to stem $6.1bn annual wheat importation

Nigeria’s new cassava policy to stem $6.1bn annual wheat importation     The Nigerian Government says the policy of 10 per cent of cassava flour in bread and other confectionery would reduce wheat importation while the demand for cassava would have positive effect on the economy. According to record, importers of wheat in Nigeria spend N2.86 trillion ($6.1 billion) annually despite several initiatives targeted at reducing the capital flight. The government stated that the policy has huge potential to generate massive employment, save billions of naira on wheat import, provide…

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FG says Nigeria still world’s largest cassava producer despite low yield

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FG says Nigeria still world’s largest cassava producer despite low yield The federal government has declared that Nigeria is now the largest producer of cassava in the world despite low yield in production of the crop. Director, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Abuja, Karima Babangida, made the disclosure at a workshop on cassava production organised by the ministry in Bauchi recently.. The workshop tagged: “Capacity Building of Farmers to Address Yield Gap in Cassava Production,’’ was organised for youths farmers in the north-east. Babangida, who was represented by regional director, North…

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