Nigerian Govt's 'Rice Revolution' Hits Stumbling Blocks

Developing the agriculture sector is seen by Nigeria's government as a key way to move the economy away from reliance on oil production. The government embarked on an Anchor Borrowers Programme in partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria, set up to assist struggling rice farmers. According to investigative reporting by Premium Times, beneficiaries from this project were not the farmers.

Farmer Yusuf Usman.

A healthy rice paddy in Jega.

Camel pulling a plough in Jega.



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