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Overview of key events

  • April 2012: consultations with relationships with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria, the National Bureau of Statistics, and the National Planning Commission

  • May 2012 and ongoing:
    - analysis of the impact on producers and wholesalers of policies affecting the  price of key commodities
    - collection of price data from producers associations and main wholesale markets in Nigeria

  • July 2013: Country report finalized

Policy Analysis Partners

Policy Dialogue Partners

Commodities Analysed

  • The Department of Planning, Research and Statistics, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. [website]

  • The National Bureau of Statistics. [website]


  • Maize
  • Rice
  • Cassava
  • Sorghum
  • Groundnuts
  • Palm Oil
  • Cocoa

Key Findings

  • The government aims not only at ensuring that food production in Nigeria covers domestic demand, but making the country a major exporter of   food.  Despite  the  potential  of  the   sector and abundant natural and human resources, agricultural policies are achieving insufficient results.

  • Producers of all commodities except those important for food security received lower prices than what they would have obtained if more supportive policies were in place.

Key Resources

  •  Seven technical notes on market incentives and isincentives in Nigeria for cassava, cocoa beans, maize, palm oil, rice, sugar and sorghum

  • A comprehensive country report

  • A database with all indicators and supporting information


  Download country profile

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