Yam association urges FG to sign trade agreement with EU


The National Association of Yam Farmers, Processors, and Marketers on Thursday urged the Federal Government to sign trade agreements with European Union (EU) to secure duty-free yam export to Europe.

The association in conjunction with the Technical Committee on Nigeria Yam Export Programme, stated this in a communique released after a 4-day Learning/Study Tour by Nigeria Yam Stakeholders to Ghana.

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The communique was signed by Prof. Simon Irtwange, the association’s President and National Coordinator, Nigeria Technical Committee on Yam Export Programme.

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According to the communique, Ghana has signed relevant trade agreements with EU which makes it possible for Ghana’s yam exporters to export to Europe and United Kingdom duty-free.

‘‘The tour is to enable Nigeria have a good knowledge of standards, structures and systems put in place by Ghana that led to its success story in yam production, storage,…

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