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In January 2024, Nigeria approved the commercial release of four TELA maize varieties, which have been genetically engineered for improved insect-resistance and drought-tolerance. In addition to South Africa, Nigeria has become the second country in...
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Nigeria: Exporter Guide

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, and has the largest economy on the continent. Demographically, its population is relatively young and urbanizing.
In July 2023, President Tinubu declared an "immediate state of emergency on food insecurity" to address high food prices and lackluster agricultural production. Nigeria is considered by some in Africa to be a leader in agricultural biotechnology as it has researched, tested, evaluated, and commercialized several biotech products, including cowpea, a staple crop for smallholder farmers across West Africa.
In 2023, food and agricultural imports have become increasingly expensive as the government has been largely unsuccessful at stemming the naira’s decline relative to the U.S. dollar.
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Nigeria: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional

This report provides the latest updates in Nigeria’s Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional (HRI) sector and provides a road map for U.S. exporters wishing to enter the market. While Nigeria has Africa's largest potential consumer base, consumer...
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Nigeria: Grain and Feed Update

Post estimates marketing year (MY) 2023/24 wheat consumption to decrease to 4.5 million metric tons (MMT) or 10 percent from USDA's official estimate.
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Nigeria: Sugar Annual

The Federal Executive Council approved the extension of the National Sugar Master Plan (NSMP) by 10 years (2023-2033). NSMP is an effort of the Government of Nigeria to ensure self-sufficiency in local sugar production.
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Nigeria: Grain and Feed Annual

Rice import for MY 2023/24 is forecast to increase by 4 percent as flooding curbs domestic production and increases imports.
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Nigeria: Oilseeds and Products Annual

Despite being one of the largest oil palm-producing countries, Nigeria relies on imports to bridge its supply gap. Private sector investors are expanding oil palm production and increasing processing capacity to take advantage of the prevailing strong domestic and international market demand and high prices.
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Nigeria: FAIRS Annual Country Report

As the global food and agricultural trade continues to integrate, Nigeria has formulated structures, strategies, laws, and food control systems, including regulatory authorities, to enhance public health, food safety, and international trade. The...
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Nigeria: FAIRS Export Certificate Report Annual

This report highlights all major certificates and permits that the government of Nigeria (GON) require for exporting food and agricultural products from the United States to Nigeria.
Nigeria has taken an increasingly active role in biotechnology research and development in Africa – spurred by the solid support of the Government of Nigeria (GON). In September 2022, Nigeria hosted regulators from Mozambique and Ethiopia to learn more about Nigeria’s biotechnology regulatory experience.