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Harnessing the Economic Potential of Cassava production in Nigeria

Nigeria is the largest cassava producer globally, accounting for about one-fifth (21%) of total production worldwide. The demand for cassava and its constituents is high in the domestic economy. However, the supply has been unable to meet the huge demand. For instance, the supply-demand gap for High-Quality Cassava Flour stands at about 485,000 metric tonnes  (MT) per annum while the gap for cassava starch is about 290,000MT.

PwC estimates that Nigeria would need about 28.3 million metric tonnes of fresh cassava root planted annually on about 1.2 million hectares of land to meet the country’s demand for cassava by-[products and derivatives.

This publication focuses on harnessing the economic potential of cassava production in Nigeria. 

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Partner & Chief Economist, PwC Nigeria

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Partner / Consumer & Industrial Products & Services Industry Leader, PwC Nigeria

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