Soya

Nigeria is the second largest producer of soyabean in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) after South Africa and also the second largest consumer

The current demand for Soyabean is between 1.4m to 2m tons per annum, relative to domestic production of 880,000 tons creating a shortfall of nearly the same amount, & the country is reliant on imports

Soyabean can be successfully grown in many States across Nigeria albeit on a small scale and it is well suited to Nigeria as it has high weather, disease and pest tolerance, It also requires a far lower use of fertilisers and is conducive for the soil due to its nitrogen-fixing properties

Soyabean crop farming is spread equally between the North and Middle belt regions. The highest producing states are Benue, Katsina and Kaduna, with the middle belt accounting for 65-75% of the production in Nigeria