“Nigerian” yam market gets international market access

6 July 2017

The first batch of temperature-controlled shipping containers containing yam tubers from Nigeria have been approved for export to the United States of America and the United Kingdom. Hurray!

This remarkable event was marked by a flag-off ceremony which took place on 29 June at the Lilypond container terminal, Apapa, Lagos. The event was well attended by public and private sector dignitaries including Nigeria’s Honorable Minister of Agriculture Chief Audu Ogbeh, representatives of State governments, and our very own Kenton Dashiell, IITA Deputy Director General, Partnerships for Delivery, and Robert Asiedu, West Africa Regional Director, Research for Development representing IITA at the event.

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