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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

According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the potential of basic crops to form such agricultural "value chains" remains untapped in several sectors.
While Africa is home to almost 60 per cent of the world's arable land, it imports some $35 million in food each year, as excessive dependency on imports to feed a continent will present clear risks for the future given the volatile nature of food markets, the report says.
The Guardian had reported that the exchange rate policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) may have saved the country about $45 million or N14.1 billion at N314 to $1 yearly capital flight used for importing French fries. However, operators put the figure at $200million or N62.8billion.
The forex policy has made it difficult for fast foods operators and super markets to continue with the importation of French fries, which Nigerians consume with relish.
French fries are finger chips made from potatoes, a crop that is widely grown in many parts of the country.
At present food production on the continent is in general characterized by low productivity and high unit costs. This is why, for example, frozen poultry from Brazil out competes fresh poultry from Mozambique in regional markets as well as in the West African markets.
The UNCTAD assessment, part of the report From Regional Economic Communities to a Continental Free Trade Area, also looked at highly-traded commodities in Africa such as avocados, cashews, onions, pineapples, beef and poultry.
The findings provide useful insight for trade negotiators ironing out agricultural policies for Africa's Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) ahead of a March 2018 summit of African leaders in Kigali, Rwanda, where the deal is due to be signed.
Many leaders see the continent-wide free trade agreement as necessary to boost intra-African trade, which for manufactured goods dropped from 18 per cent in 2005 to about 15 per cent in 2010-2015, according to the African Development Bank.
If fully implemented, the agreement would free up the movement of people and goods across the continent, currently grouped into trading blocs such as the East African Community, the Economic Community of West African States and the Southern African Development Community, to name a few.
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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
  • 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 values
  • Report adulterated fertilizer to the appropriate authority

Upcoming Events

  • 42nd International Phosphate Fertilizer & Sulfuric Acid Technology Conference, Date: 08 Jun 2018 - 09 Jun 2018, Venue: Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 United States Read more
  • The Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition Symposium 2018, Date: August 21, 2018, Venue: Pretoria, South Africa Read more
  • African Green Revolution Forum 2018, Date: September 3-7, 2018, Venue: Kigaly, Rwanda Read more
  • AGRIKEXPO & NABG Conferences, 2018, Date: September 18 - 20 2018, Venue: International Conference Center, Abuja Read more
  • Argus Added Value Fertilizers Africa 2018, Date: September 18 - 20 2018, Venue : Cape Town, South Africa Read more
  • Bringing Balanced Fertilizers to Smallholder Farmers Training, Date: November 19 - 23 2018, Venue : Abuja, Nigeria Read more
  • Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness Conference, Date: September 24 - 26 2018, Venue: Cape Town, South Africa Read more
  • Bringing Balanced Fertilizers to Smallholder Farmers Training, Date: November 19 - 23 2018, Venue: Abuja, Nigeria Read more

Some Useful Links

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

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Mission

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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Attain improved productivity and environmental sustainability of Nigerian Agriculture through balanced and judicious use of fertilizers....Attain improved productivity and environmental sustainability of Nigerian Agriculture through balanced and judicious use of fertilizer...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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