YOCCAP TOMATO PROJECT VALUE CHAIN
Nigeria imports 65,809 tonnes of processed Tomato annually worth over N12 Billion despite its massive local production. The trend may continue if adequate processing and Storage mechanism is not developed and put in place.
Nigeria is ranked the second largest producer of tomato in Africa and 13th in the world with a total production estimated at 1 million hectares of land producing 1.701 million tonnes per annum with average of 20-30 tons/hectare. Yet, Nigeria is the largest importer of tomato paste from China and Italy.
To address this shortfall, the Dangote Group of Companies commenced building of a multi –billion tomato processing plant in Kano state. The plant which is located in Kadawa has a 2,500-tonne capacity tomato processing per day.
Mobilization of youths and women around the neighboring states of Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe and other strategic states through a contract farming arrangement to produce Tomatoes for the processing factories and the open market.
Commercial production and Marketing of Tomato
Job Creation target
1,000 Youth / Women
Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Bauchi, Gombe, Jigawa, Benue and Plateau States.