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By agronigeria, October 30, 2017
Seeds FG 324x160The Federal Government has warned farmers who engage in the production and sale of seeds without registering them at the National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC), to either desist from the act or face the full wrath of the law.
Director General of NASC, Philip Ojo, gave the caution at the inauguration of Regional Heads of Seed Law Enforcement Officers for South-West, South-East and South-South in Ibadan, Oyo State where he said producers and importers of substandard seeds would be arrested and prosecuted by the government.
Ojo said the government is determined to ensure that farmers make use of quality and high standard seeds because agriculture has become the mainstay of the nation’s economy.
He lamented that despite a campaign discouraging the distribution of adulterated seeds to farmers, more cases of such illicit act among dealers and seed producing companies have been recorded, which result in low yields of farm produce.
“We wish to clearly state that henceforth agencies that must engage in seed activities both at the Federal, state or local council must get clearance from NASC before commencement of such activities. This directive applies to all international support agencies, who at various times procure seeds, using their international procurement criteria without necessary recourse to the laws of Nigeria,” he said.
The NASC Director General noted that the council had accredited 157 seed companies of different categories, including four large-scale, nine medium scale and about 67 small-scale seed companies.
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Messages to Farmers

  • Apply fertilizer wisely to avoid wastageAttend trainings on fertilizer use and application
  • Early purchase of fertilizer saves money
  • Buy your fertilizers from the open market
  • Obtain quality fertilizers from reputable suppliers especially FEPSAN members
  • Store unused fertilizer away from children, fire, rain and entry of foreign material.
  • Form groups/associations to benefit from group/association dynamics
  • Allow your crops to fully mature to get quality and value
  • Report adulterated fertilizer to the appropriate authority

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  • International Exhibition Organized by MINADER, Date: November 17-26, 2017,  Venue:Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Read more
  • 4th Global Science Conference on Climate Smart Agriculture, Date: November 28-30, 2017, Venue: Johannesburg, South Africa. Read more
  • 5th Addis Agrofood Agriculture, Agricultural Machineries, Food, Food Technologies and Packaging Exhibition, Date: 08-11 December 2017, Venue: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Read more
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To provide a platform for the stakeholders in the public and private sectors of the fertilizer industry to develop effective public private partnerships in order to ensure timely supply of adequate quantity and quality fertilizers; and to promote professional, moral and ethical practices in the industry.

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