Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
Nigeria
Commodity Group
Rice
Commodity
All
Date
01/11/2012
Policy Category
Production
Policy Instrument
Production support
Description
Announced a programme to bolster off-season paddy production to supplement broader flood recovery efforts, which foresee the release of grain supplies from public reserves and distribution of subsidized inputs to affected producers. The initiative aims to raise dry-season output by 1.3 million tonnes, offering participating farmers improved seed free of costs, as well as a 50 percent subsidy on fertilizers.