Nigeria becomes largest rice producer in Africa

Dr Harold Roy_Macauley the Director General of Africa Rice, said Nigeria is the largest rice producer in Africa presently, Producing 4 million tonnes every year, Nigeria as overtaken Egypt.

Egypt reduces in 40% this year due to their government decision to limit their cultivation to preserve water resources cause they are producing 4.3 tonnes annually.

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

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