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ECOWAS Countries Policy On Food Imports: Focus On Nigeria

Nigeria is currently Africa's largest producer of oil and relies on the sale of crude oil for about 90% of its foreign-exchange earnings. As a way of diversifying the country's economy and reducing its dependence on oil, policies aimed at stimulating the growth of the agricultural sector have been put forward over the past years. A statement from President Buhari's official account below also says boosting agriculture is a primary focus of the current administration. “We are taking our focus on agriculture to the next level. In our first term, we partnered with Morocco to revive abandoned fertilizer blending plants across the country, and also introduced the Anchor Borrowers’ Program to provide cheap credit to small scale farmers.” - Muhammadu Buhari