Agricultural experts have expressed concern over the increase in rice imports into the country despite interventions in the value chain by the Central Bank of Nigeria through its Anchor Borrowers Programme.
Speaking at the ongoing 44th National Council on Agriculture and Rural Development in Abuja, industry experts observed that it was becoming tough to guarantee food security in Nigeria following widespread insecurity across the country.
Delivering a presentation at the council, a professor of agricultural economics and policy as well as Chair, Infrastructure, Nigeria Zero Hunger Forum, Gbolagade Ayoola, said findings showed that Nigeria imported about 200MT of rice in 2020…
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