Nigeria becomes largest rice producing country in Africa, beating Egypt to second position
Nigeria is reported to have overtaken Egypt as the largest rice producing country in Africa. The Director, Africa Rice Center, Benin Republic, Dr. Harold Roy-Macauley, released this report. According to Harold, with the production output of 4 million tons of rice per year, Nigeria now ranks as number one in rice production in the continent of Africa. Prior to this development, Egypt held the record as they were producing 4.3 million tons annually but there is a reported 40% decrease in production this year.