Nigeria: Plateau, BlackPace sign $65m MoU to increase potato production
August 06, 2017
BlackPace Africa, an Africa-focused investment management and advisory firm, and the Plateau State government have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) towards a joint development arrangement to upscale potato production in the state and set up a potato processing facility in Jos, the state capital.
Opportunities for potato farming in Nigeria
May 03, 2017
Potato farming in Nigeria has the potential to generate billions of Naira (millions of USD) annually. Nigeria produces about 1.5 million tons of potato per year and has a per capita consumption of about 7kg per year. However, many farmers struggle to sell to formal commercial buyers, mainly due to poor product quality and lack of organization.
Cros Agro is planning a French Fries and Potato Flakes processing factory in Nigeria
April 18, 2017
Cros Agro Allied Ltd, a Nigerian agribusiness company, has announced a commitment to invest $65 million in the country’s potato sector, which includes the realization of the production of French fries and potato flakes
Nigerians consume french fries worth USD 200 million each year
September 08, 2016
Michael Agbogo, co-founder of Vicampro, disclosed that Nigerians consume about 120 tonnes of French fries daily, even as the whole of West Africa region lacks real food processors. According to him, 'Nigeria imports about $200 million worth of French fries annually'...
Nigeria fourth largest potato producer in sub-saharan Africa
September 12, 2008
The minister of agriculture and water resources, Dr. Sayyadi Abba Ruma has disclosed that Nigeria is the fourth largest potato producer in the Sub-Saharan Africa, saying that potato which is produced mostly in the area of Jos, Plateau state has a rich ...