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Nigeria is world's biggest cassava producer

Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Audu Ogbeh, reports that the country has become the largest producer of cassava in the world, with an annual output of 45 million metric tons.

Ogbeh said that more than 35 improved varieties of cassava had been developed and registered in Nigeria.

"These varieties had increased the production of cassava to make Nigeria the largest producer of cassava in the world with an annual output of 45 million metric tons", he said.

According to him, flour mills are being encouraged to substitute at least 10 per cent high quality cassava flour for wheat flour. He applauded Master Bakers for their positive response to Government's policy towards this direction.

He said that Federal Government would sustain its demand for inclusion of high quality cassava flour in bread in the country.

Source: allafrica.com

Publication date: 3/31/2016


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