NEPC seeks foreign market for Nigeria’s annual 31m metric tonnes of ginger

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council in collaboration with the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI) of the Netherlands is currently on a Market Orientation Mission (MOM) to the Netherlands and France to get foreign buyers for Nigeria’s burgeoning ginger farms.

About 17 Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (SMEs) in the ginger value chain are with the federal government delegation to these European markets.

Data shows that Nigeria ranks third in production of Ginger with 31 million metric tonnes, after India and China. Despite its potential in ginger production, Nigeria accounts for just 3% of the global export market share and it is the least priced due to quality issues caused by dearth of critical infrastructure and lack of cutting-edge technology for processing the commodity thereby resulting in poor market penetration.

According to the Executive Director/CEO of NEPC, Dr. Ezra Yakusak “It is for these reasons that the CBI is partnering with NEPC to enhance the quality of the commodity through capacity building and market access programmes as well as consideration for the establishment of a Common Facility Centre (CFC) in ginger production hubs in states where it is cultivated and produced for export in Nigeria.”

Source: Vanguard 


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