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.
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,…