Nigeria Agriculture

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A push by Nigeria to boost the production of staple crops, with a particular focus on cassava, should help improve rural development and food security in the 170m-person country.

As the world’s fourth-largest producer of cocoa – a crop that may have greater importance on a global scale in the coming years due to a projected shortage – Nigeria has seen growing domestic yields in 2014, albeit at a smaller rate than expected. Cocoa farmers in the country face a number of challenges, including volatile weather, disease and pests, and export...

 

What are the greatest obstacles to improving usage rates for arable land in West Africa?

With the world’s seventh-largest population, which continues to grow rapidly from a base of 170m, agriculture is an exceptionally important element of Nigeria’s economy. After decades of declining production, trends have been moving in the opposite direction in the past several years as overall food supply rises. Guided by the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA),...

With 170m people representing a massive domestic market, and a need to improve the supply stability of raw ingredients, Nigeria hopes that growth in agribusiness will help spur demand for the nation’s farmed output. From 2002 to 2012 sales in the food-processing sector doubled to nearly $20bn, according to a US government report, yet that number represents a market that...

 

What tangible impacts has the introduction of the e-wallet scheme had on agriculture?

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