Nigeria Has 500,000 Metric Tonnes Rice Production Gap

Nigeria Has 500,000 Metric Tonnes Rice Production Gap

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development says there is a  rice production gap of 500,000 metric tonnes in Nigeria.

A statement issued on Tuesday by the Deputy Director, Information at the ministry, Eno Olotu, said the country was on track to closing the gap and meet the seven million metric tonnes production capacity required for self-sufficiency.

The statement quoted the Director, Federal Department of Agriculture, Karima Babaginda, to have said this while receiving inputs on behalf of the FMARD from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency.

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