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Yam and ginger exports already underway

Nigeria to launch agressive plan unlocking agricultural potential

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, praised Nigeria’s yam and ginger exports. Ogbeh spoke in Abuja on Thursday at the Africa International Investment Summit and Expo (Africinvest) 2018, which also featured the Commodities International Summit and Exhibition.

The Nigerian government is promoting the export of ginger and Ogbeh claimed his nation is the third largest exporter of ginger after China and India.

The minister further added that President Muhammadu Buhari will launch an aggressive plan to unlock Nigeria’s agricultural potential through the Agricultural Promotion Policy (APP) 2016 to 2020. This project is called ‘the Green Alternative’; it is which is meant to provide a disciplined approach to building a resilient agribusiness ecosystem.

According to¸ he maintained that the success of the new policy hinged on engagement of market place participants, farmers, states, investors, financial institutions and communities as well as research laboratories.

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