NIRSAL, BOI Partnership Will Boost Small Holder Farmers’ Productivity
This day Newspaper - September 22, 2016
The partnership between the Nigeria Incentive Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) and the Bank of Industry (BOI) will improve productivity of smallholder farmers, producers of about 98per cent of the food consumed in Nigeria, and also reduce post-harvest losses, the Managing Director of the NIRSAL, Mr. Aliyu Abdulhameed has said.
Alarmed by the skyrocketing prices of food stuff, coupled with the destruction of farms and crops by locusts and quelea birds in the north, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbe, the other day, expressed the fear that more Nigerians may go hungry except something is done to avert the looming crisis.
CBN Declines Support for 100,000 Farmers in Adamawa
Vanguard Newspaper - September 16, 2016
Governor Muhammadu Jibrillah of Adamawa on Thursday said the Central Bank of Nigeria denied about 100,000 farmers in the state participation in the "Anchor Borrowers Programme" because they did not have bank verification numbers.
Nigerians eat too much rice, that’s why it is expensive – Audu Ogbeh
Daily Post - September 14, 2016
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, on Wednesday in Abuja said Nigerian businessmen demanded 2.5 billion dollars (about N492 billion) a week for importation of goods and services into the country.
A group of suppliers of fertilizers to Nigerian farmers under the President Goodluck Jonathan administration has faulted the claim by the Presidency that N65 billion owed the suppliers have been paid by the current administration.
Potash Corp. and Agrium merge, create $36bn fertilizer giant
Mining – September 12, 2016
Canada’s Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (TSX:POT) (NYSE: POT), the world’s largest producer of the fertilizer by capacity, and smaller rival Agrium (TSX:AGU) (NYSE: AGU) have agreed to an all-share merger, creating this way the world’s largest crop-nutrient supplier worth about $36 billion, including debt.
To provide a platform for the stakeholders in the public and private sectors of the fertilizer industry to develop effective public private partnership in order to ensure timely supply of adequate quantity and quality fertilizers; and to promote professional, moral and ethical practices in the industry..
Attain improved productivity and environmental sustainability of Nigerian Agriculture through balanced and judicious use of fertilizers.
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