The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, RIFAN and Tiamin Rice Company have signed a memorandum of understanding to export Nigerian rice to Egyptian markets.
This was disclosed by the Deputy Managing Director, Tiamin Rice Company in a statement in Abuja.explaining that the MoU, to be operational for a period of two years, was signed at the company’s 600-metric tonnes per hour capacity mill in Bauchi State.
The initiative, he added, is geared towards the cultivation of quality rice paddy by RIFAN, while Tiamin process and package same with state of the art milling technology, for sale locally and internationally.
“RIFAN and Tiamin share a common agenda in the area of rice farming and milling.
“This is to ensure a sustainable supply chain management of rice under a partnership that seeks to produce, mill and package processed rice of the highest quality for export and local trading.
Tiamin Rice Company, Aliyu said, has a 10,000 hectare rice farm in Udubo, Bauchi State and mill production capacity of 920 tonnes per hour, situated in both Kano and Bauchi.
“With a combined capacity of 920 tonnes per hour from its two mills in Kano and Bauchi states, Tiamin Rice is one of the largest producers of rice in Nigeria,” he said.