chemical composition, color and taste. Sesame, also locally known as 'Beni
seed', is highly appreciated today in the country and large quantities of it is now being produced not just for consumption but for export purposes.
Nigeria is the second largest producer of sesame seed in Africa, and ranking seventh in the World, with an estimated production of 120,000 metric tones annually. The major African producers: The producers of the commodity include Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Egypt, Mali, Burkina Faso, Tanzania and Chad.
Sesame seed as a value-added product:
National Sesame Seeds Facility:
*Assignments of the underlying export receivables to NEXIM;
• First legal charge on export item (stock);
* Personal and Several Guarantees of the promoters and sponsors;
* NSSAN Guarantee.
Sesame seed is produced in Benue, Taraba, Kebbi, Kano, Bauchi, Kogi, Plateau, Adamawa, Kwara, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Niger, Gombe, Katsina, Yobe, Bomo and Nassarawa States, with Nassarawa State being the leading producer. Nigeria has realized a sum of 150 million dollars from the export of sesame seed during the 2004-2005 cropping season. The country's export market was increasing with the entrance of China and South Korea, in addition to Japan, Turkey, Iran and Europe.
Some 150 tons have already been exported to China with another consignment of 500 tons ready for shipment, sesame seed export now ranked second after cocoa in terms of value and volume of crop export. About 750 million dollars would be realized from sesame seed export within the next three to four years.
Sesame seed types & uses:
Nigeria's earnings from produce export jumps to N50.6bn:
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