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Nigeria will be among the top three potato growers in the world by 2025

Updated Nov 29, 2021
State Minister of Agriculture Mustapha Baba Shehuri has stated that Nigeria will be among the top three potato-growing countries in the world by 2025. He said this on Thursday at the first international conference and exhibition on the potato value chain and root crops in Plateau state capital Jos.
The minister said the federal government will ensure there is no food crisis after the Covi-19 crisis, adding that steps have been taken to limit any negative impact that could escalate food insecurity. "It is a well-known fact that Nigeria has a relative advantage in growing root and tuber crops," Shehuri said. "At the moment, the country is the leader in the cultivation of yam, cassava and sweet potatoes in Africa and the 7th largest producer of ware ...
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