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Nigeria Now Largest Rice Producer In Africa, Overtakes Egypt


Nigeria Now largest Producer of Rice In Africa
The Agricultural revolution initiated by President Muhammadu Buhari has begun to yield positive result as Nigeria is now the highest producer of rice in Africa.

Before now, it was Egypt but Nigeria has now overtaken Egypt as the largest rice producer in Africa. 

This was made known by the Director-General, Africa Rice Center, Benin Republic, Dr. Harold Roy-Macauley according to media reports

Roy-Macauley declared that Nigeria is now the largest rice producer at 4 million tonnes a year.

Egypt was producing 4.3 tonnes annually but production has reduced by almost 40 percent this year due to the Egyptian government decision to limit cultivation to preserve water resources.

Africa as a whole produces an average of 14.6 million tonnes of rough rice annually.

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