Nigeria imported $5.6 billion (N2.2 trillion) worth of wheat in the last four years by the government, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono has disclosed.
Nanono, who made the revelation as a guest of honour during a wheat farmers’ field day in Kano was concerned about the low production of wheat in Nigeria despite the high demand. He urged state governors and other stakeholders in the wheat value chain to invest in irrigation infrastructure so as to make wheat farming attractive and competitive as rice.
The Flour Milling Association of Nigeria (FMAN) at the event said it has started an out-grower scheme to empower 800 wheat farmers in Kano, Jigawa and Kebbi States…
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