Nigeria Plans 2023 Sugar Self-Sufficiency Even as Woes Mount

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  • Local companies to increase plantations, crushing capacity
  • Foreign-exchange shortage, militancy pose challenges to target

Nigeria, sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest sugar importer, remains on target to become self-sufficient in the sweetener in seven years even as foreign-exchange shortages and insurgents pose a risk to the goal, an industry body said.

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