Addressing wheat supply deficit

There are some interventions to boost domestic wheat output and cut the food import bill. It involves resolving issues that hinder the sector’s development, including farmers access to improved seeds.

In the last years, there have been private sector’s efforts to expand farming and boost investments in wheat.

One of them is the repositioning of wheat as a principal driver of growth, as well as a more integrated structuring of the sector that allows for an improved value chain.

Wheat production is inadequate to meet the demand, especially from millers and other consumers, who require at least 20 million tonnes yearly, according to analysts.

This means Nigeria is not able to meet its wheat requirements and, therefore, must import to fill the gap.