Ginger Nigeria

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.

Project goals

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
Acier 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
Green Sahara
Gum Arabic Company Nigeria (GACON) Ltd
Hero Commodities Trading & Export Ltd  
Shield of Women Ltd
Trappco Ranch and Resort Ltd

Truvis Agro Services 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.

Dried ginger