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No single crop defines the Nigerian agriculture sector more than cassava. The nation is the world’s largest producer of this root vegetable. Yet despite its proficiency in production, Nigeria has not been able to turn this position into a substantial revenue generator. However, efforts to capitalise on this competitive advantage speak to...

Chapter | Agriculture from The Report: Nigeria 2017

As Nigeria’s economy contracted in 2016, the country’s agriculture sector took on even more importance. Long touted as a remedy to the West African nation’s dependence on oil, agriculture is now seen as a potential economic saviour. Before hydrocarbons became the main source of economic growth and export revenue, agriculture dominated the local economy. A number of indicators have been stalled...

With Africa’s largest economy and its biggest population, Nigeria is the continent’s heavyweight. The country has been blessed with resource-rich lands, areas of great agricultural fertility and favourable demographics, but it has also had its fair share of challenges.

After being returned to office following general elections in Papua New Guinea earlier this year, the government of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has stepped up its drive to improve food sustainability and reduce foreign exchange outflows.

The Department of Agriculture (DoA) has announced a raft of programmes planned for 2018 aimed at boosting farm productivity, though ensuring their viability will depend partly on funding allocations in the government’s proposed 2018 budget. 

Se prevé que el gasto de recuperación planeado para El Niño beneficiará al sector agrícola peruano, una de las industrias más afectadas por el patrón climático que destrozó las infraestructuras y los cultivos en el periodo de enero a marzo.