EPAR Technical Report #220
Fri, 12/14/2012
Kathryn Bergh
Patricia Orozco
C. Leigh Anderson
Mary Kay Gugerty

This report provides a general overview of the markets for sweet potatoes in Nigeria. The first section describes trends in sweet potato production and consumption and international trade since 1990. The second section summarizes the varieties grown in Nigeria and their uses, followed by a discussion of the importance of sweet potatoes for food security and as a source of nutrition and household income. The following section reviews and presents details about the production and marketing systems for sweet potatoes in Nigeria, including environmental and gender considerations. 


This report is part of a broader series of reports on crop value chains. Follow the links below to explore the other reports in this series:

Type of Research: 
Literature Review
Research Topic Category: 
Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Livelihoods
Agricultural Inputs & Farm Management
Market & Value Chain Analysis

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