Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
Nigeria
Commodity Group
Rice
Commodity
All
Date
15/08/2016
Policy Category
Production
Policy Instrument
Production support
Description
Launched the Agricultural Sector Policy Roadmap ("Green Alternative"), setting out food security, import substitution, job creation and economic diversification as its 2016–2020 policy priorities. For the purpose, it would seek to promote productivity improvements, private sector investment in agriculture, while pursuing institutional strengthening and realignment, in partnership with state-level authorities. Initial focus would be given to improving food security by expanding production of rice, wheat, maize, soybeans and tomatoes, while also promoting exports of cocoa, cassava, oil palm, sesame and gum Arabic.