margin: 0 .07em !important; ... Food production index (2004-2006 = 100) Urban land area where elevation is below 5 meters (% of total land area) Land area (sq. 4. The Maize Aggregation Scheme which is under the Anchor Borrowers Programme of the CBN has so far been yielding results. By Zanau Hassan ... bagging and weighing to certify his yield per hectare which they authenticated. \u2013 Kabir, a public affairs analyst, lives in Abuja. A grain with a high germ content. Maize farmers across the country have begun the aggregation of maize as farmers in Funtua, Katsina State, last week brought over 33,000 bags (100kg) of maize showcased in pyramids. Nigeria - Maize yield. POST-HARVEST PRACTICES With Nigeria’s population expected to surpass 200 million by 2025, there is an expected increase in the demand for maize for both domestic and industrial consumption, presenting a golden opportunity for farmers and entrepreneurs to take advantage of. At the national level, hybrid and ordinary maize should be reported separately owing to widely different yields and uses. /* If html does not have either class, do not show lazy loaded images. Average yields in Kenya 2001-2005 ranged from 15-19 bags/ha (1350-1750 kg/ha) (Economic Review of Agriculture 2006). It has grown to become a cash crop in the country especially in the southwestern part of Nigeria where at least 30 per cent of the crop land has been devoted to small scale maize production under various cropping systems. }. It lags behind countries such as Egypt and South Africa where the yields are 7.7MT\/Ha and 5.3MT\/Ha respectively making it difficult to totally meet the domestic and industrial maize demand.  ","keywords":"Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), ","name":"CBN Boosting Nigeria\u2019s Maize Output","thumbnailUrl":"https:\/\/leadership.ng\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/a8732a65-cbn-boss-150x150.jpg","wordCount":"1206","timeRequired":"PT5M21S","mainEntity":{"@type":"WebPage","@id":"https:\/\/leadership.ng\/cbn-boosting-nigerias-maize-output\/"},"author":{"@type":"Person","name":"<a href="https:\/\/leadership.ng\/byline\/ummi-kabir\/" rel="tag">Ummi Kabir<\/a>","description":"Online Journalist \r\nStudied: ENGLISH AND LITERARY ATUDIES \r\nB.A (Hons) English","url":"https:\/\/leadership.ng\/author\/dickson\/","sameAs":["http:\/\/leadership.ng\/","https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/LeadershipNGA\/","LeadershipNGA","https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/LeadershipNGA\/","https:\/\/ng.linkedin.com\/in\/leadership-newspaper-678a787a","https:\/\/www.pinterest.com\/LeadershipNGA\/"],"image":{"@type":"ImageObject","url":"https:\/\/secure.gravatar.com\/avatar\/90048e53b2cf2b00c07bbb1aa1c842ac?s=96&d=mm&r=g","height":96,"width":96}},"publisher":{"@type":"Organization","name":"Leadership Nigeria Newspaper ","url":"https:\/\/leadership.ng","logo":{"@type":"ImageObject","url":"http:\/\/leadership.ng\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/04\/d6494a94-leadership-neswpaper-logo1-4.jpg","width":"320","height":"80"}},"speakable":{"@type":"SpeakableSpecification","xpath":["\/html\/head\/title","\/html\/head\/meta[@name='description']\/@content"]},"image":[{"@type":"ImageObject","@id":"https:\/\/leadership.ng\/cbn-boosting-nigerias-maize-output\/#primaryimage","url":"https:\/\/leadership.ng\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/a8732a65-cbn-boss-1200x720.jpg","width":"1200","height":"720"}]}, The CBN\u2019s funding of the ABP for the 2020 season, Yusuf said, was the highest since the inception of the programme in 2015. } !function(e,a,t){var r,n,o,i,p=a.createElement("canvas"),s=p.getContext&&p.getContext("2d");function c(e,t){var a=String.fromCharCode;s.clearRect(0,0,p.width,p.height),s.fillText(a.apply(this,e),0,0);var r=p.toDataURL();return s.clearRect(0,0,p.width,p.height),s.fillText(a.apply(this,t),0,0),r===p.toDataURL()}function l(e){if(!s||!s.fillText)return!1;switch(s.textBaseline="top",s.font="600 32px Arial",e){case"flag":return!c([127987,65039,8205,9895,65039],[127987,65039,8203,9895,65039])&&(!c([55356,56826,55356,56819],[55356,56826,8203,55356,56819])&&!c([55356,57332,56128,56423,56128,56418,56128,56421,56128,56430,56128,56423,56128,56447],[55356,57332,8203,56128,56423,8203,56128,56418,8203,56128,56421,8203,56128,56430,8203,56128,56423,8203,56128,56447]));case"emoji":return!c([55357,56424,8205,55356,57212],[55357,56424,8203,55356,57212])}return!1}function d(e){var t=a.createElement("script");t.src=e,t.defer=t.type="text/javascript",a.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(t)}for(i=Array("flag","emoji"),t.supports={everything:!0,everythingExceptFlag:!0},o=0;o