November 6, 2021
- Soyabeans were introduced to Nigeria in 1908; The first export was in 1947.
- Improving quality and increasing yields
- 17 Producing States.
- Smallholders and commercial farmers.
- The crop is well- suited for Nigeria
- Soybean crop farming is spread equally between north and middle belt region.
- Nigeria’s soyabeans production is rising steadily spurred by favourable grower prices and high demand.
- Nigeria farmers through FMARD are making efforts at increasing production.
- Development of improved soybean varieties
- Soyabeans have an average protein content of 40%. It is more protein rich than any of the common vegetable or animal food sources found in Nigeria
- The Government supports the soyabean sector.
Did you know?
- Nigeria’s soya beans sector has an advantage of being a country that only allows the farming of Non-genetically modified organisms (non-GMO) which have a niche demand in global market.
- In Nigeria the crop can be grown successfully even with the use of low agricultural inputs.
- Nigeria’s demand for soya bean will keep growing at a brisk pace. It is estimated that the domestic soybean requirement will grow to 3,000-3,500 TMT by 2040.