Nigeria Beat Egypt, Now Largest Rice Producers In Africa
Nigeria surpasses Egypt as the largest rice producer in Africa.
Director General, Africa Rice Center, Benin Republic, Dr Harold Roy-Macauley made this known.
Roy-Macauley reveals that, Nigeria becomes the largest rice producer at 4 million tonnes a year.
Recall, 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.