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Special Report: Facing high wheat prices, Nigerian bakers turn to potato puree.

Facing high wheat prices, Nigerian bakers turn to (sweet) potato puree

July 14, 2022
In the midst of a sunlit room in Nnewi, south-east Nigeria, a woman measures out four parts of sweet potato puree – the colour of apricot – into a large basin containing six parts wheat flour.
Lamb Weston Poundo Potato Flakes

Lamb Weston Nigeria introduces Poundo Potato Flakes

May 12, 2022
Lamb Weston has introduced Poundo Potato Flakes to the Nigerian market and stresses the need to improve the margin in the potato value-chain
Nigeria wants to be among the top three potato producers in the world by 2025

Nigeria wants to be among the top three potato producers in the world by 2025

November 23, 2021
Mustapha Baba Shehuri, minister of state for agriculture and rural development, says Nigeria will be among the world’s top three potato producing countries by 2025.
Re-educating Nigerian Potato growers: from farming as a culture to farming as a business

Re-educating Nigerian Potato growers: from farming as a culture to farming as a business

June 23, 2021
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has commenced training for Irish potato farmers in Kano. The training which began on Monday, June 21, will end on Friday, June 25, 2021.
Construction Potato Tissue Culture Lab in Plateau State, Nigeria started

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

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.
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Plateau State Potato Value Chain Project in Nigeria to begin in June

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

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.

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

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'...

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