National Root Crops Research Institute

Nigeria leads the world in yam, cassava and sweet potato production

According to the National Root Crops Research Institute, Nigeria accounts for over 70% of yams produced in the world and is also a leading producer of cassava and sweet potato.

Director/HOD, of Crop Research Operations Department Dr. Nnamdi Eke-Okoro, noted that Nigeria is the leading producer of yam, cassava and sweet potato with 34, 59, and 30 metric tonnes, and urged the move into global standard, must come with collaboration between the ports authority and other stakeholders in the country.


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