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Biotech-Potato Harvest at the CFT site in Kuru, near Jos. (courtesy: AATF)

Nigeria harvests first batch of biotech-potatoes

December 20, 2022
Elder Isaiah Buwah is growing potatoes for forty years in the Plateau State, North Central Nigeria. Having seen the impact from late blight first hand, he truly enjoyed the harvest of the first batch of - resistant - biotech potatoes.
A baker holds a loaf of orange-fleshed sweet potato bread in her bakery in Nnewi (Courtesy: Esomchi Foundation)

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.
Mustapha Baba Shehuri, minister of state for agriculture and rural development: 'Nigeria will be among world’s top three potato producers 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.
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) of Nigeria has commenced training for Irish potato farmers in Kano

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.
Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong

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.
Governor of Plateau State Simon Lalong (left) together with Olusegun Paul Andrew, executive chairman of BlackPace (right) in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria (Courtesy: Cros Agro)

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.
The potato value chain project in Plateau state (Nigeria) will be funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB)

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.
One of the few mechanized potato farming operations in Nigeria (Courtesy: Vikampro)

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.
View on some of the farmland owned by Cros Agro Allied Ltd.

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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