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Yam Consumption and Production in Nigeria (English)

Yams are starchy tubers grown predominantly in West Africa and have become an increasingly integral component of the Nigerian diet in recent years. Nigeria is the largest yam producer in the world, contributing to two-thirds of global yam production each year, and approximately half of all Nigerian households consume the crop regularly. Data collected from the 2010-2011 living standard measurement study- integrated survey on agriculture (LSMS-ISA) was utilized to further explore the landscape of yam production and consumption in Nigeria. To conclude, relaxing the bottlenecks to production of yams has great potential to increase the value of production, particularly for the poorest of farmers.




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Yam Consumption and Production in Nigeria (English). LSMS Integrated Surveys on Agriculture Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.