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Presidential Fertilizer Initiative Programme has commenced. Eleven blending plants are in now in full operation in different locations across the country. The fertilizer will be sold to farmers at a price of N5,500 per 50KG bag only by State Governments, registered distributors and dealers registered with FEPSAN. Intrested distributors/dealers to participate in the scheme can register with any of the blending plants and at FEPSAN office at No 1. NIDB Building, Muhammadu Buhari way, Kaduna. Whistle blower Nos: 08175777724, 08175077773

The project was tagged ‘Taking Cowpea to Scale in West Africa - Nigeria’, is meant to engage West African countries of Mali, Ghana, Senegal and Nigeria in the modern methods of cowpea production under the sponsorship of USAID.
Professor Ibrahim Umar Abubakar, the Director of IAR, said farmers selected for the programme were given threshers and grinders.
He said the Innovation Platforms (IPs) were introduced to ensure the continuity of the cowpea production project even after the departure of the sponsors - USAID.
He added; “Continuity is the watchword; continuity is what we want, we want farmers to keep on participating in the project. We don't want the project to die. Innovative Platform is a platform that we have collated all the stakeholders into a particular unit, so that even if the project is off, the activities can still continue with the stakeholders.
“The platform is divided into three platforms so that the information can go round. The farmers in each state of Kano, Sokoto and Katsina can benefit enormously from it.
“When you grow cowpea, processing is very important. It is not just enough to grow cowpea and say you have a very high yield. The question is what do you do with the yield? You have to reduce the feed losses and it can only be reduced when appropriate processes are being done; one of such is threshing.”

In his speech, the coordinator of the project, Dr. Nafi'u Abdu, said the aim of the project was to promote wide scale adoption of improved cowpea varieties that were of high quality.

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/iar-abu-boosts-cowpea-farming-with-innovation-platforms.html

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Messages to Farmers

  • Apply fertilizer wisely to avoid wastage
  • Attend trainings on fertilizer use and application
  • Obtain quality fertilizers from reputable suppliers especially FEPSAN distributors
  • 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 values
  • Report fertilizer adulteration to the appropriate authority

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Some Useful Links

Golden Fertilizer         ||     TAK Agro
Notore
                         ||      Indorama
Chicason Group          ||      Dangote
CountrySTAT              ||     Farm Cafe Nigeria
FAO                            ||      USAID
IFDC                           ||      NABG
World Bank              ||     AFDB
IFAD                           ||     JICA

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