Rice Farmers in Nigeria Capitalizing on Import Ban

Yobe Commissioner for Agriculture Mustapha Gajerima says that rice farmers in the state have scaled up their production following the ban on importation of rice.

Gajerima made the disclosure in Dayama village, Yobe on Saturday.

He said that farmers were exploiting the advantage of the ban to scale up production and develop local content.

According to him, the state has recorded increase in farming activities, especially rice, guinea corn, millet, sesame seeds and vegetables across the state.

“It is very encouraging to see such a great number of irrigation farmers springing up in the state planting vegetables, rice and wheat,” he said.

http://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2016/10/29/rice-farmers-exploit-ban-on-importation/

Jeremy Weate

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