Nigerian ginger is considered among the best in the world. Its aroma, sharp taste and high oil content are unique features. Nigeria was the world's third-largest producer of ginger in 2018. The country also has an important trade position in Africa. Still, economic growth in Nigeria is spread unevenly and many people live in poverty.
The Nigerian ginger sector has the potential to add more value and diversify its markets. In 2021, the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) started a project to strengthen the sector's quality services. In the project, Nigerian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are supported to create value-added ginger products. This is done by improving quality, helping with sustainability certification and organic or refined processing.
This project aims to transform the Nigerian ginger sector into a high-quality, sustainable sector fit for regional and European Union (EU) markets. We aim to do this by supporting local SMEs to:
- Become competitive by adding value (sustainable, high-quality, organic) and enabling market access;
- Set up a functioning service delivery model with sector stakeholders.
Project participants and products
15 ginger companies are taking part in this export coaching project.
|Company name and website
|Aace Food Processing and Distribution Ltd
|Achi Greens Farms Ltd
|AFEX Commodities Ltd
|Afric Agro Produce Ltd
|Atius Synergy Global Ltd
|Belphins Nigeria Limited
|Daraja International Investment Co. Ltd.
|Fina Agro Allied Industries Ltd
|Gum Arabic Company Nigeria (GACON) Ltd
|Hero Commodities Trading & Export Ltd
|Shield of Women Ltd
|Trappco Ranch and Resort Ltd
Contact CBI to find out more or contact these exporters.
You can also meet these potential ginger suppliers at the ANUGA Trade Fair in Cologne (Germany) from 7 to 11 October 2023. For more information, contact CBI.
This project includes:
- Courses on subjects such as market access requirements and certification;
- Participation in a market orientation mission (in 2022) to introduce the SMEs to the EU market;
- Support with developing SMEs' export marketing plans (EMPs);
- Corporate social responsibility (CSR) training, audit and individual company action plan development;
- Food quality and safety certification training;
- Capacity-building activities to strengthen institutions.
Get involved as an importer
Are you a European importer interested in (dried) ginger from Nigerian companies? Contact CBI to get more information or to meet with suppliers in this project being trained to export to Europe.