Is Nigeria Spending Too Much on Food Imports?

The country will stop importing wheat by 2016 as it turns to developing the agriculture sector at a time where the budget for importing food is reaching an all time high.

Wheat field.

  • Nigeria:  U.S.$10 Billion Food Importation Unacceptable, Says Tafida

    This Day, 15 June 2012

    Nigeria's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Dr Dalhatu Tafida, Thursday said it was unacceptable that the Nigeria spends more than 10 billion dollars annually on food ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  'Cassava Bread Will Reduce Cost of Importation'

    Vanguard, 13 June 2012

    The Association of Small Scale Agro Producers in Nigeria(ASSAPIN) said on Tuesday that the Federal Government initiative in substituting wheat flour with cassava flour in bread ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Agriculture - 'North's Most Potent Tool for Poverty Eradication' (interview)

    Daily Trust, 4 June 2012

    As the current administration celebrates its one year in office, Chief Audu Ogbe, former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Honorary Adviser on Agriculture ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Giving Teeth to Agricultural Transformation (column)

    Leadership, 1 June 2012

    The inauguration of the Presidential Agricultural Transformation Implementation Council (PATIC) on May 14, 2012, by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has elicited joy among ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Food Importers, Agents of Retrogression--Adesina

    Daily Trust, 30 May 2012

    Minister of Agriculture, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina has described food importers especially rice as agents of retrogression as they cripplle rice production in the country. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Country to Stop Wheat Importation By 2016 - Minister

    Vanguard, 26 February 2012

    Nigeria is working on plans to stop the importation of wheat by 2016, Minister of Water Resources , Mrs Sarah Ochekpe, has said. read more »

  • Nigeria:  FG to Save N635 Billion From Wheat Imports

    The Moment, 27 February 2012

    NIGERIA may save N635 billion from wheat imports going by the level of work by the Federal Government to ensure sufficient local production by 2016. read more »

  • Nigeria:  FG Loses U.S.$10bn Export Opportunities Annually - Agriculture Minister

    Leadership, 22 February 2012

    The Minister of Agriculture, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, says Nigeria has been losing about 10 billion dollars annually in export opportunities in the agriculture sector. read more »