Nigeria has overtaken Egypt as the largest rice producer in Africa. Nigeria now produces 8 million tonnes out of
the Africa average of 14.6 million tonnes of rice annually. Egypt used to
produce 4.3 tonnes annually but suffered a decline of almost 40 percent in the
last one year.
Contrary to the report that says Nigeria produces 4 million tons of rice,
the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) says it has established that
instead, Nigeria being the largest producer of rice in Africa is producing 8
million tons of rice annually.
The RIFAN President, Aminu Goronyo who disclosed this said Nigeria has two
rice farming season, in each season according him, 4 million tons of rice is