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Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by Dannyset(m): 8:06pm On Mar 04, 2019
Nigeria has overtaken Egypt as the largest rice producer in Africa, Director-General,Africa Rice Center, Benin Republic, Dr Harold Roy-Macauley has said .

Roy-Macauley, told The Nation that Nigeria is now the largest rice producer at 4 million tonnes a year.

Egypt was producing 4.3 tonnes annually but production has reduction by almost 40 percent this year, attributed to the Egyptian government decision to limit cultivated to preserve water resources.

Egypt rice cultivation requires about 1.8 billion metres of water in evaporation, transpiration and irrigation each year.

Africa produces an average of 14.6 million tonnes of rough rice annually.

He said there were efforts to increase overall rice production in Africa but expressed doubts that it will curb rice importation as population has increased across the continent.

He said consumers are looking for rice that safe and certified.

To meet expectations, he said his centre is ready to partner with Nigeria and other governments in Africa to train farmers, extension officers and exporters on best practice’s in cultivation and post- harvest care and to understand market requirements.

Roy- Macauley stressed the African rice value chain needs to be better integrated and be capable of competing with imported rice in terms of quality.

He added that the goal to achieving rice self- sufficiency is not just about on farm assistance but also involves introducing rice varieties that fit the diverse African agro-ecologies, improve irrigation facilities and disseminate rice growing techniques to farmers.

http://thenationonlineng.net/nigeria-overtakes-egypt-as-largest-rice-producer-in-africa/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by chidibond(m): 8:07pm On Mar 04, 2019
Great

Modified:
I know banker colleagues who resigned and went into rice cultivation. This is one area even opponents of this govt can attest to. Unfortunately most of our grains are being smuggled to other African countries for higher prices. I believe the Agricultural revolution is real and only a Buhari would have taken the hard decisions necessary for such growth.

Things will only get better.

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by homosapien(m): 8:09pm On Mar 04, 2019
Sai Baba is working.

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by Samunique(m): 8:13pm On Mar 04, 2019
And........ where is the rice ?

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by Shuku0kukobambi: 8:14pm On Mar 04, 2019
This is good news

Kudos to the rice farmers from Kebbi to Ogun to Ebonyi. You're the real MVP

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by Lymasaba(m): 8:21pm On Mar 04, 2019
Nice development

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by quickberry(m): 8:23pm On Mar 04, 2019
grin

Children of hate will soon come and masturbate on this thread.

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by Lymasaba(m): 8:24pm On Mar 04, 2019
Samunique:
And........ where is the rice ?
Stores, Kitchen , belly , toilet bowl or simply ask google

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by quickberry(m): 8:26pm On Mar 04, 2019
Samunique:
And........ where is the rice ?

In your backyard

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by ken6488(m): 8:28pm On Mar 04, 2019
News like this will melt my hatred for buhari thumb up

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by QuotaSystem: 8:33pm On Mar 04, 2019
So Nigeria now accounts for over one quarter of Africa's total annual rice production? Impressive

The sleeping Giant of Africa is awakening...NEXT LEVEL things cool

This is a great feat and a testament of the efforts President Buhari is making in agriculture, particularly rice production.

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by fantasticone1(m): 8:34pm On Mar 04, 2019
Continue eating your false rice.

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by Mcy56(f): 8:37pm On Mar 04, 2019
Commendable!
This is the kind of news we needed on FP.

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by Larryfest(m): 8:38pm On Mar 04, 2019
It's still expensive, let them find a way so the price can reduce back to 7k plus....then that will be excellent.

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by NOC1(m): 8:39pm On Mar 04, 2019
Samunique:
And........ where is the rice ?

For the past 6 months the Rice I am eating is locally made and processed in Nigeria.
No sand, charf and does not spoil over the night.
God bless Nigeria.

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by forghon: 8:52pm On Mar 04, 2019
Am telling u some idiots will not find peace after seeing this achievement

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by chloride6: 9:08pm On Mar 04, 2019
No!

We dont care!

We must sell our National Assets to Atiku's friends....

Supreme Court is a goal grin grin grin grin

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by chudez0147(m): 9:09pm On Mar 04, 2019
Since i borrowed #400 from MTN, they keep sending me messages like recharge #400 and win 3 houses in Lekki.

They think i don't have sense abi?

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by netpro(m): 9:09pm On Mar 04, 2019
Sai Buhari all the way. Slow and steady.

We will get there.

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by DesChyko(m): 9:09pm On Mar 04, 2019
Oshey!! grin
Up Naija.. Baddest rice producer!!

Reality Check:
Click Like if you still buy foreign rice.
Click Share if you have never seen sacks of this our Naija rice in your local markets.
Quote if you see and eat them anywhere here in Nigeria

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by Nobody: 9:09pm On Mar 04, 2019
except for ofada i have never seen local rice in the market na

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by adecz: 9:10pm On Mar 04, 2019
grin grin grin

Ghost rice!!

The only area you can't defeat this
govt is telling lies and putting up fake
statistics.

And Bubu thinks all is true.

Nigerian production did not increase,
It's Egypt's production that reduced, making
Nigeria "first" by default.

It's only in Nigeria's BuHarinomics that
prices go up when production & supply is reported to be
be increasing.

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by foreshore(m): 9:10pm On Mar 04, 2019

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by DMerciful(m): 9:11pm On Mar 04, 2019
Who's Roy- Macauley?

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by Trendy247: 9:11pm On Mar 04, 2019
Yet we can't afford it

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by Ijaycool(f): 9:11pm On Mar 04, 2019
This is true.
I wish to congratulate the Government who initiated the route that led to this.

Although let's not over blow it, it was embarrassing that Egypt produces more than us.
1. Nigeria is like 3 times more populated than Egypt hence we normally should gap them wella.
2. Rice is a more primary food in Nigerian diet than Egyptians. It's like congratulating Lagos for making more Amala than Enugu does.

Meanwhile what a rational government should do, is instead of banning importation of rice, make Nigerian rice better, cheaper and healthier, then let's see how Thai rice will sell.
...but a government of Cows will close the boarder against rice which is primary Nigerian diet, without putting in place facilities that will carter for the shortage.
Hence they import rice illegally through unthinkable unethical, even poisonous process.
Laslas na to kill us been dey their mind.

Plus it's not like Nigeria increased its production

Guruindahouse:
Egypt was producing 4.3 tonnes annually but production has reduction by almost 40 percent this year, attributed to the Egyptian government decision to limit cultivated to preserve water resources
See the reason

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by princeade86(m): 9:11pm On Mar 04, 2019
and where are the rice.

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by david22uu(m): 9:11pm On Mar 04, 2019
NOC1:


For the past 6 months the Rice I am eating is locally made and processed in Nigeria.
No sand, charf and does not spoil over the night.
God bless Nigeria.

Please where do u buy it

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by Bodingo: 9:11pm On Mar 04, 2019
NOC1:


For the past 6 months the Rice I am eating is locally made and processed in Nigeria.
No sand, charf and does not spoil over the night.
God bless Nigeria.
Lets confirm your claim, can you snap the bag or the rice and upload the picture asap

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by Nobody: 9:11pm On Mar 04, 2019
grin

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Re: Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa’ by Caseless: 9:11pm On Mar 04, 2019
cool children of hate, how market? Useless kids who tarnish our image out there but come back home to pray for our downfall.

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