Will 2018 Be The Year Nigeria Ends Rice Imports?
Rice is a staple food product in millions of homes and many analysts believe that its local production is yet to meet the growing demand by consumers.
CBN Anchor Borrowers Program - 225,000 Farmers to Benefit From Nirsal's New Field Structure
Premium Times, 4 January 2018
As part of its focus on taking business-driven agriculture to the grassroots, the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agriculture, NIRSA, is deploying an innovative… Read more »
Nigeria to Save N300 Billion Annually From Rice Import
Leadership, 16 August 2017
Nigeria will be saving about N300 billion it spends annually on importation of rice as local production of the commodity has now reached 15 million metric tonnes, the federal… Read more »
Rice Importation Down By 80% - Osinbajo
Daily Trust, 26 July 2017
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has said Nigeria's rice importation has dropped by over 80 per cent and that the country would be self-sufficient next year. Read more »
Why Nigeria-Produced Rice Is More Expensive Than Imported Ones - Agric Minister
Premium Times, 16 May 2017
The Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, on Tuesday gave reasons why imported rice is still more expensive than locally produced rice, despite government efforts. Read more »
The National Bureau of Statistics has indicated that inflation rate has dropped, making it the 11th consecutive decline year-on-year since January 2017. However, the food index has ... Read more »