The World Trade Organisation, on Tuesday, said Nigeria had relinquished its leading position in the agriculture export market because a lot of its agricultural commodities do not meet the sanitary and phytosanitary measures required for exportation.

It also pointed out that despite the abundance of arable lands and increased investments, the nation has transitioned into a net importer of farm produce that was previously cultivated domestically, undermining efforts aimed at ensuring food sustainability.

The Director General of the World Trade Organisation, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, disclosed this at the launch of seven trade support programmes initiated by the WTO-ITC to boost the development of Nigeria’s trade and industry standards in Abuja.

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