To enable investors explore opportunities in the economy, experts have called for a national export mapping.
This, they noted, would identify untapped the potential for exports and promote economic diversification.
The Federation of Agricultural Commodities Association of Nigeria (FACAN) National President,Dr Victor Iyama said though there was an initiative in this direction by the Nigeria Exports Promotion Council (NEPC), there was the need for a platform that provides comparable information about untapped potential across the agricultural sector.
With the government’s attention channelled towards growing the economy, he added that such a platform would help shape export -development strategies by identifying commodities that should be supported to drive growth and improve foreign exchange earning.
National Cashew Association of Nigeria (NCAN) National Publicity Secretary, Mr Anga Sotonye, said such a map was critical as it would enable investors scan the commodities with tremendous economic prospect.
According to him, exporters need guidance on the export value of commodities and which market they could be sold to.
This, he believes, can serve an analytic tool for investors working to maximise gains from global trade.
He stressed that the ability of exporters to access regional and global markets depends on the information they can gather and this needs to be part of a broader effort by policy makers to clear a path for businesses to succeed.
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