Canadian International Grains Institute

Author Archives: Ellen Goodman


Over the last several years Canada Western Red Spring has become the high-protein wheat of choice in Nigeria, replacing U.S. imports that once dominated the market. “Canada is their major supplier of high-quality, high-protein wheat, and demand is growing,” says Esey Assefaw, Head of Cigi Asian Products and Pasta Technology. “But it doesn’t mean we … continue reading →


Last December new crop seminars were held for customers in the growing West African markets of Nigeria and Ghana by members of the Canadian value chain that included representatives from Cereals Canada, Canadian Grain Commission and Cigi, and a farmer. Nigeria imported 870,200 tonnes (MT) of Canadian wheat including 821,700 MT of CWRS and 31,500 … continue reading →