The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Thursday flagged off the Nigeria Yam Export. Speaking at the event, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh stressed the need for Nigeria to begin to earn more foreign exchange by exporting yam.
He pointed ou export as one of the ways Nigeria can prevent food wastage, lamenting the country’s poor preservation capacity.
“We actually over produce food here (in Nigeria), 30% to 40% of some of the food we produce is wasted because of poor preservation capacity but this will not cause any hardship,” he assured Nigerians.
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