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Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by tellsblinks(m): 10:53am On Jul 10
Food importation will erode gains made in rice, maize, wheat production in Nigeria – Farmers Association


The National President of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Arc. Kabir Ibrahim has stated that the duty-free importation for food items will lead to the erosion of gains made in local production of maize, rice and wheat.

He disclosed this in a chat with Nairametrics on Tuesday where he stated that the situation with food security today requires some form of trade liberalisation and imports but should not exceed the stipulated 150 days period.

However, he noted that rice importation would be very painful to Nigerians who have invested heavily in rice production and processing.

Furthermore, he called on governments to invest through the provision of subsidies on inputs such as machines, fertilizers and chemicals in order to have a sustainable food system in the country.


He stated, “The gains made in internal sufficiency will certainly be lost in some of the three competencies mentioned viz; rice, maize and wheat

Nigeria and Nigerians have made sizable investments in rice production and processing such that it is going to be very painful if this was done if absolutely necessary. As a matter of fact the wheat and maize issues if properly interrogated are easier to handle because some limited importation has always been there.”

“In order to really have a sustainable food system Nigeria should simply encourage and intensify production, processing, distribution and marketing of competences in which have proven comparative advantage by providing sustainable subsidy to inputs such as fertilizers, chemicals and mechanization.”

“We have no objection to controlled importation within a limited period to cushion the effect of hardship among our citizens but it should not be allowed beyond the agreed period of 5 months or 150 days as well as the agreed quarries of 500,000MT.”

Backstory
Yesterday, the federal government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security announced plans to begin duty-free importation of select food commodities such as rice, maize and wheat to increase food supply to Nigerians and replenish the strategic grain reserve of the government.

Furthermore, the federal government will engage stakeholders to establish a Guaranteed Minimum Price (GMP) for commodities. They will also ramp up production, particularly among smallholder farmers, in the 2024/2025 farming season and promote the production of fortified food commodities, among other initiatives.

Nigeria is facing one of the worst food crises in a generation, with food inflation surpassing 40% in May 2024. Data from the NBS shows that the prices of staple foods such as rice, maize, wheat, bread, and beans have more than doubled on average over the past year.

Projections from international development organizations, including the World Bank, FAO, and World Food Program (WFP), indicate that around 16% of Nigerians will experience severe hunger in 2024 due to the ongoing food crisis

https://nairametrics.com/2024/07/10/food-importation-will-erode-gains-made-in-rice-maize-wheat-production-in-nigeria-farmers-association/?amp=1

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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by Gregorystarrrr(m): 10:54am On Jul 10
Cost of things continue to rise !

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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by Tokskob2008: 10:58am On Jul 10
Instead of foodstuffs to get cheaper because we now rely on local production it got more expensive.

Which gains have the local production witnessed for the past 9yrs

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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by LadyExcellency: 10:59am On Jul 10
Which gains? The gain of greed.

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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by dominique(f): 11:06am On Jul 10
Greedy people, have they not made enough superprofits from the sales of foodstuffs they keep increasing anyhow? So we should keep depending on local production which is barely sustaining us and is making foodstuffs unbearably expensive?

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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by criuze(m): 11:14am On Jul 10
They enjoy it when people cry

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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by EmeeNaka: 11:16am On Jul 10
Tinubu is grasping at straws. He is seeking for any political goal to score as all his policies has failed Nigerians. He is trying to experiment if importation of rice and wheat will reduce hunger in short term, so he can atleast win something. But it's clear that's another ill-informed decision which will cause more anguish. The Lagos Fraudster politician, who appropriated Nigerians effort in Lagos as his own achievement, has failed to achieve anything positive since his ascendancy into power.

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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by RenaissanceGuy: 11:20am On Jul 10
Very true. The government should wait until the price of a bag of rice is $1m.

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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by 2Radii: 11:25am On Jul 10
They are afraid they could not have control over the price of commodities again, little grace hiven to them they keep hyping the prices of goods everyday..

Greedy Nigerians, we really deserve our government ajeh!!

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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by chrisxxx(m): 11:26am On Jul 10
It will not. You people should compete. 1 million people can't be running over food that is just sufficient for 200k people. This is the reason for inflation.

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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by Forumites: 11:28am On Jul 10
Nigerians too get wahala.

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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by Atuero(m): 11:34am On Jul 10
dominique:
Greedy people, have they not made enough superprofits from the sales of foodstuffs they keep increasing anyhow? So we should keep depending on local production which is barely sustaining us and is making foodstuffs unbearably expensive?

If the word in bold is the situation, why not join them

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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by GanagiBitrus: 12:03pm On Jul 10
Has the Gains that has not been eroded cured hunger.

Abeg hungry man no get time for argument. Anything to make food available & affordable. That's all.

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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by DIVINEEVIDENCE: 12:03pm On Jul 10
FG gave you greedy lots enough time to achieve food sustainability but you chose to hike the price of local rice to even compete with foreign.

Its clear the average Nigerian is selfish and greedy and as such, any administration that tries to give a lopsided advantage to local production by shutting the door to foreign goods might be shooting itself in the leg.

All the FG loans Buhari gave to the North, Agricultural interventions and so on ended up achieving nothing.

Open the borders Tinubu.
This might prove to be an economic masterstroke to your advantage.

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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by atiku4President(m): 12:03pm On Jul 10
Which gains have you people made?

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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by DSimple33: 12:03pm On Jul 10
They are not serious

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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by Flame333: 12:03pm On Jul 10
Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by JuanDeDios: 12:04pm On Jul 10
tellsblinks:
Food importation will erode gains made in rice, maize, wheat production in Nigeria – Farmers Association

https://nairametrics.com/2024/07/10/food-importation-will-erode-gains-made-in-rice-maize-wheat-production-in-nigeria-farmers-association/?amp=1
Awon border closurists have started again. Let's starve to protect agric.

SS1 economics teaches us that the way to make our agric work is to bring down cost of production. That we do by fixing security and roads. If our farmers can't produce affordably and you close the borders, you're courting starvation and agric still won't grow.

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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by Jagznation(m): 12:04pm On Jul 10
Evil people dey this country, erode Kor ,erosion ni.....if possible the government
should also allow the importation of egg how can one egg 🥚 be sold at almost 300 naira and when you go to farms you see eggs getting spoilt because of low patronage,they'd rather see it get spoilt than selling it off at a lower price

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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by ggood: 12:04pm On Jul 10
Foolish and greedy farmers

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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by RoiNews2: 12:04pm On Jul 10
So we should keep suffering

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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by Cmeo(m): 12:05pm On Jul 10
Yi Yn!
Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by 900warriorz: 12:05pm On Jul 10
We gave them the chance to prove themselves but they failed..

Local rice and foreign rice are almost the same price, where is now the impact of their local production which was encouraged to stabilize price of staple foods and increase supply? undecided

Make them gerrout tongue Import we shall grin

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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by Houseofglam7(f): 12:06pm On Jul 10
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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by Fiscus105(m): 12:06pm On Jul 10
It Shall not be well with you and the gains you are making.


Citizens should perish because you are making selfish gains.


GIVE NIGERIAN SMALL OPPORTUNITY, HE WOULD TURN HIMSELF TO SLAVE MASTER.

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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by 0m0luabi: 12:06pm On Jul 10
Selfish and greedy people

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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by Lovenorth: 12:06pm On Jul 10
These Nigerian farmers are very useless and wickets. Since what you people produce is not enough to feed the country, the president should resort to campaign for aggressive food importantion if he is not also useless and wicket like you

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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by inoki247: 12:07pm On Jul 10
Lol you people are madt imported rice 1 cup 270 local 250...


Why not jus go for imported den....


Beans wey we no import cost pass Rice wey we dey import....

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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by Osgilliat(m): 12:07pm On Jul 10
Farmers with their greediness. By the time foods importations resumes you all will start from ground zero again.

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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by Flame333: 12:07pm On Jul 10
Tokskob2008:
Instead of foodstuffs to get cheaper because we now rely on local production it got more expensive.

Which gains have the local production witnessed for the past 9yrs


They've gain extorting Nigerians

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Re: Food Importation Will Erode Gains Made In Rice, Maize, Wheat — Naija Farmers by seanfer(m): 12:08pm On Jul 10
Wicked people selling local farmed rice same price as imported.

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