FG – Rice Production Gap now 500,000MT

FG – Rice Production Gap now 500,000MT

The Federal Government on Tuesday stated that rice production gap in Nigeria is now 500,000 metric tonnes, that the country would soon close the gap and meet the seven million metric tonnes production capacity required to attain self-sufficiency.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Abuja through the Deputy Director, Information, Eno Olotu.

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According to the statement which quoted the Director, Federal Department of Agriculture, Karima Babaginda, to have said this while receiving inputs on behalf of the FMARD from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Babaginda said the support for rice farmers would scale up rice production in Nigeria, adding that it would enhance the harvest of the produce in this year’s farming season.

According to her, with the support of JICA and other donor agencies, Nigeria would not only be self-sufficient in rice production but would soon be a major exporter, being the largest producer of rice in Africa currently.

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The Chief Representative of JICA in Nigeria, Nakagawa Takayuki, stated that JICA was providing agricultural inputs to 1,500 small scale rice farmers in Kwara, Nassarawa, Niger, Bauchi, Taraba, Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa and Kebbi states for the dry season rice farming.

He said they also plan to provide the inputs to 1,000 small scale farmers in 10 states, namely, Borno, Gombe, Kogi, Benue, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Ogun, Taraba and Oyo for the wet season farming and pledge to sustain its collaborative efforts with the ministry in supporting extension service providers and small scale farmers through capacity and infrastructural development.

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