Nigeria

Nigeria

NIGERIA Price Bulletin - November 2017

Post date Saturday, 2 December, 2017 - 12:14
Document Type Newsletter/Bulletin
Content Themes Cadre Harmonise, Resilience, Livestock, Livelihoods, Food Assistance, Food Security
Sources Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET)

Sorghum, maize, millet, cowpea, gari (fermented cassava starch), and rice are all found in Nigerian markets. Sorghum, millet and maize are widely consumed by most households, but especially in the north, and are used by various industries. Maize is mainly used by the poultry industry as a raw material for feed while sorghum is used by breweries for producing beverages. Sorghum and millet are important for households in the north, particularly the border markets where millet is also heavily traded with Niger. Gari is widely consumed by households in the south and some in the north. Rice is produced and consumed throughout the country. The north is a major production and consumption area for cowpea which flows to the south for use by households and food processing industries. Ilela, Maiadua, and Damasak are all critical cross-border markets with Niger.

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