Capacity building: Critical to boosting Nigeria’s Wheat Production

With 420,000 metric tons of wheat produced in Nigeria in 2020, according to data by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the country is still far from bridging its 4.6million metric tons annual wheat gap.

To support in boosting local wheat production and ensure that the country bridge its huge wheat demand-supply gap, Crown Flour Mill along with the flour milling association through a collective effort is taking significant steps to stimulate faster development of the wheat production segment through the implementation of a bold capacity-building strategy.

The strategy includes bringing local wheat farmers up to speed with modern and innovative farming practices.

To this end, the association, therefore, has established Wheat Farmer Service Centers in 15 Local Government Areas across major wheat-producing states – Jigawa, Kano, and Kebbi, with training, threshing support, and direct offtake for 5,000 farmers.

Source: Business Day NG