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Positioning Nigeria as Africa's leader in Maize production for AfCFTA

Maize is one of the most widely planted cereals in the world. Global production of maize has averaged over 1,000 million metric tonnes (MMT) over the past decades.

With total production of 11 MMT, Nigeria is arguably Africa’s second largest producer of maize after South Africa.

Maize yield in Nigeria stands at less than two tonnes per hectare (t/ha) relative to 4.9 t/ha and 4.2 t/ha in South Africa and Ethiopia respectively.

For Nigeria to be the leader in maize production in Africa, governments, maize producer/user associations and other relevant stakeholders across the maize value chain must recognize the importance of maize in industrial production, household nutrient needs and generation of export earnings.

 

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Andrew S. Nevin

Andrew S. Nevin

Partner & Chief Economist, PwC Nigeria

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Edafe Erhie

Edafe Erhie

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

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Esiri Agbeyi

Partner, Private Clients & Family Business Leader, PwC Nigeria

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Taiwo Oyaniran

Associate Director, PwC Nigeria

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