STAKEHOLDERS have called for the repeal of the Export Prohibition Act, saying it hampers yam exportation.
Nigeria which accounts for 61.7 per cent of global yam production, is presently is the world’s largest producer of yam ,regrettably, it is not among the world yam exporting countries.
Ghana controls Africa’s yam export market, which value of $13.7 billion exceeds all other African staple crops equivalent to the combined value of cassava, maize, millet, sorghum and rice.
Ghana despite having low yam production, accounts for 94 percent of total yam exports in West Africa to the US, Canada, UK and Europe with the yam export trade employing over one million work force.
Source: Nigerian Tribune