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Ginger: Investment Opportunities Along the Value Chain

Ginger is well known in many human communities around the world. It is the underground rhizome of a perennial tropical crop called Ginger plant (Zingiber officinale). A mature ginger rhizome is fibrous and has a striated texture. The outer skin of the rhizome is brownish in colour while the inner flesh depending on the variety may be red, yellow or white. Nigeria is the third largest producer of ginger in the world with annual production of 345,895 MT after India and China with annual production of 1,070,000 MT and 583,126 MT respectively.