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August 6, 2019
In June 2019, the Nigerian government formulated a new policy to invest some $500 million in expanded palm oil production.
June 3, 2019
Nigeria’s animal feed sector remains underdeveloped, largely due to high production costs.
May 28, 2019
Nigeria approves in January 2019, the commercial release of Pod-Borer Resistant Cowpea (PBRCowpea) event AAT709A. It also approves Bt. Cotton for commercialization....
May 10, 2019
FAS Lagos (Post) forecasts Nigeria’s wheat imports in MY 2019/20 at 5.6 MMT, up almost 4 percent compared to MY 2018/19 based on growing food, seed and industrial (FSI) usage.
May 9, 2019
FAS Lagos (Post) forecasts Nigeria’s domestic cane sugar production in marketing year (MY) 2019/20 (May-April) to reach 75,000 metric tons (MT) (raw value), down about 6 percent....
December 18, 2018
Nigeria’s wheat imports in marketing year (MY) 2018/19 are forecast at 5.4 million metric tons (MMT), up 4 percent from the MY 2017/18 import figure of 5.2 million metric tons.
April 17, 2018
Nigeria’s MY2018/19 wheat consumption is projected at 5 million tons, a 5 percent increase over last year’s.
December 27, 2017
Nigeria established the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) in 2015 to regulate the country’s bio-technology law and provide oversight for utilizing and commercializing biotechnolog....
October 30, 2017
Nigeria’s wheat consumption continues to increase as prices of other major locally grown staples remain higher than those for wheat products.
April 25, 2017
MY17/18 sugar production is forecast to increase to 80,000 tons mainly due to adjustments by the Government of Nigeria (GON) now offering sugar industry stakeholders more favorable means to access....
April 11, 2017
Post's combined estimates of Nigeria's MY2017/18 production for wheat, rice, corn and sorghum is set at about 16.3 million tons, representing a slight drop from the current MY2016/17 estimate....
January 30, 2017
National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has played the lead role for regulating food safety systems in Nigeria over the past decade.
December 14, 2016
In April 2015, Nigeria signed its biosafety bill and established the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA). NBMA functions to regulate the law and provide oversight for utilizing...
November 14, 2016
MY2016/17 imports of wheat, rice and corn, combined, are estimated at nearly 6.8 million tons. Post’s MY2016/17 wheat consumption estimate is noted at almost 4.2 million tons...
May 30, 2016
MY2016/17 sugar production is expected to remain relatively flat at 70,000 tons, which signals limited progress of Nigeria’s backward integration plans for sugar production.
April 26, 2016
The Central Bank of Nigeria continues to restrict access to foreign exchange in an effort to reduce rapid spending of U.S. dollars outside of Nigeria.
October 26, 2015
In April 2015, the GON passed the lingered biosafety bill into law and created the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA).
June 9, 2015
MY2015/16 domestic sugar production is estimated at 70,000 tons (raw value), a decline of over seven percent from the 2014/15 estimate of 75,000 tons.
April 24, 2015
Post estimates U.S. 2015/16 wheat exports to Nigeria at 2.3 million tons, a 17 percent decrease largely due to existing import levies.
March 19, 2015
The passage of a bio-safety bill has faced many hiccups in Nigeria, the country’s policy makers now appear to be set for the passage of the bill and subsequent executive assent.