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Nigeria produces a wide range of agricultural commodities, which could serve as raw materials for industrial production and food crop for human consumption. This dual nature of these crops makes them to be in high demand and one of such crop is Maize.

Maize (Zea Mays) is a cereal crop that grows across a range of agro-ecological zones in Nigeria, though it is grown slightly more in the Northern part of the country. Two types of maize are grown in Nigeria, the yellow and white variety and due to its rate of adaptability, Maize is not a seasonal product and some of the major producing states in Nigeria includes Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Yobe, Jigawa, Gombe, Taraba, Plateau, Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Nasarawa ,Niger and Zamfara.

Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa (about 165 million) is essentially agrarian in nature with over 80 per cent of her food needs being produced by peasant farmers cultivating, in many cases, less than 2 hectares of land.

Among the major crops produced and consumed in large quantities are sorghum, millet, maize, rice, cassava, and yam. The inhabitants of each region of the country can be identified by having at least one of these crops as their major food. For example, grains are consumed in the far north, while in the southern part of the country, tubers are the main food.

However, the crops are subjected to different processes before they are ready for consumption. One such process is the conversion of the grains or the chips in the case of cassava and yam) into flour (size reduction).

Maize flour is made from ground endosperm (the white piece of the corn kernel). It is on record that more than 60% of Nigeria’s production of maize is consumed by the industrial sector for production of flour, beer, malt drink, corn flakes, starch, syrup, dextrose and animal feeds.

Production process in maize flour production entails pre-cleaning, cleaning, tempering, crushing, germination, milling, sieving and packaging.

Nigeria has an annual maize production in excess of 7 million metric tons. In terms of volume produced, maize is the third most important cereal grown in Nigeria after sorghum and millet. It comes after wheat and rice in terms of world importance.

The total land area planted to maize in Nigeria is above 2.5 million hectares with an estimated yield of about 1.4 metric tones per hectare.

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