The Federal Government has said that cocoa production sale contributed an average of $313 million to the country’s gross domestic product in three decades to demonstrate its importance to the country’s agric development.
Particularly, government noted that Nigeria has the capacity to overtake Ivoire, Ghana and Indonesia to become the largest cocoa producer in the world in no distant future. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammed Sabo Nanono, made this assertion in Akure, Ondo State, while opening the newly established National Secretariat of Cocoa Farmers Association of Nigeria (CFAN) recently.
The minister said Nigeria was once a major producer of cocoa, but today lags behind Cote d’ Ivoire, Ghana and Indonesia, sharing only six per cent of global production of the commodity…
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