On-the-Ground Updates

North-East is big hub for cotton production in Nigeria

Anthonia Egbe
Published Aug 18, 2020
New hybrid cotton varieties BG 571 and BG 567 were recently approved and introduced to farmers in Nigeria in December 2019.
The new varieties are high-yielding and expected to resuscitate the cotton industries in Nigeria. The North-East comprising Adamawa, Yobe, Borno, Gombe, Bauchi and Taraba are fertile states making them a big hub for cotton production.
There are irrigation facilities in Kano and Zamfara to produce cotton in large quantities.
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