Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) is the global advocate for all segments of the Nigerian rice industry with a mission to promote and protect the interests of its members. RIFAN has over 12.2 million members who are involved in Rice farming, Milling, Storage and Management, Trading and Marketing, Export, Research and Training and Allied businesses.
RIFAN is recognized by the Government of Nigeria and works closely with the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Ministry of Agriculture, state governments, foreign governments and academic research institutions and other parastatals. RIFAN is consulted by the Nigerian Government on all policy decisions in the field of rice cultivation, warehousing and export.
RIFAN makes efforts in promoting rice in the international market, through various meetings, summits, conferences and events such as the food fairs across the world. RIFAN also organizes frequent seminars on business opportunities in rice exports and other similar topics. The association has been successfully making a name for Nigerian rice worldwide.
RIFAN’s primary focus is ensuring that the Nigerian rice production meets its local demand which is placed at about 5 million tons annually.