Construction Potato Tissue Culture Lab in Plateau State, Nigeria started
February 04, 2019
In Nigeria, the Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, attended the official start of the construction of a Potato Tissue Culture Laboratory in the Mangu Local Government Area.
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.
Plateau State Potato Value Chain Project in Nigeria to begin in June
May 11, 2017
The potato value chain project in Plateau state (Nigeria) - to be funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) - will be formally launched in the state by June.
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.
Cross Agro is building the largest French fries and Potato Flakes processing factory in Nigeria and West-Africa.
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'...
African Development Bank Project will boost Potato cultivation in Nigeria
May 02, 2016
The African Development Bank (AfDB) potato value chain project that will boost potato farming will commence in the State Plateau (Nigeria) soon.
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 ...