VietNam wants China to permit more rice exporters

Many Vietnamese rice exporters are facing difficulties after China authorised only 22 Vietnamese businesses to export rice into the country. The permission was announced by China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), which allowed 22 firms to export rice and rice products from January 1, counting from the date of departure from… Read More »

Nigeria Customs impounds 23,000 bags of imported rice

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A’, has seized 23,000 bags of 50 kilogramme of imported parboiled rice. Importers of the product are believed to owe the Federal Government N149.5m in import duty. The Public Relations Officer of the command, Jerome Attah, stated this in a statement on Tuesday. The statement quoted the… Read More »

AFAN wants governors to invest more in rice production

The All Farmers’ Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Kaduna State Chapter, on Wednesday urged governors to invest much in rice production to enable Nigeria to achieve self-sufficiency in rice. The Chairman of the chapter, Alhaji Nuhu Aminu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Zaria that the investment became imperative in view of Nigeria’s need… Read More »

Parboiled Rice Market Set to Surge Significantly by 2026

The global parboiled rice market is driven by the increasing demand for high nutritional rice. Some properties of parboiled rice such as non-sticky texture, swelled nature due to high amount of water absorption, high content of minerals and vitamins propels the global parboiled rice market. The high demand for long rice grain type drives the… Read More »

NFA mulls 800,000 MT rice imports

State-run National Food Authority (NFA) is mulling the importation of around 800,000 metric tons (MT) of rice via government-to-government scheme that will serve as the country’s buffer stock in preparation for the start of the lean months. This comes after the NFA decided to reject the extension of the private sector-led importation under the minimum… Read More »

No order for Pakistani non-basmati rice in Gulfood exhibition

Pakistani non-basmati rice has failed in swamping Gulf food market as price of Indian, Vietnamese, and Thai rice is relatively lower. According to details, Pakistan’s rice exporters participated in Dubai’s ‘Gulfood Exhibition’ but did not succeed in getting a single order for non-basmati rice. “We are unable to compete Indian, Vietnamese, and Thai rice as… Read More »