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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 financial and agriculture experts made their positions recently at the fourth yearly Symposium of Nigerian Microfinance Platform themed: “Serving the agricultural sector through micro-banking”, in collaboration with LA FAYETTE, AFOX, LAPO Microfinance Bank limited, Accion Microfinance Bank and NPF Microfinance Bank Plc in Benin City, Edo State.
Presenting a paper with topic, “Perspective of serving the agricultural sector through microfinance banks”, Marx said AFOS initiative in agricultural finance is aimed at supporting Microfinance banks (MFBs) and agribusinesses in Nigeria.
Marx who decried that a bigger chunk of agricultural finance will continue to come from the commercial bank, urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to increase the loan ceiling for MFBs from N500,000 to N10 Million to compensate for inflation and allow for financing of farmers groups and value chains operations.
He noted that there is a great potential and interest in some MFBs to expand agricultural lending and implored the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to offer refinance for term loans (1-3 years) in Naira to MFBs to enable MFBs lend for small equipment, without policy strings attached.
Marx also called on the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) to request MFBs and Micro-Finance Institutes (MFIs) to express their interest rates and charges as Annual Percentage Rate (APR).He added that micro-lending will certainly remain the domain of MFBs noting that the big questions are areas of competence, capacity to serve and interest.
Marx said the goal of AFOS Foundation is to enhance the efficient management of local agricultural value chains and related food production and processing industry as well as improve the performance and outreach of the MFB-subsector by developing new dual vocational training systems in the agricultural sector and conducting training and providing technical support for accelerated lending for agricultural purposes.
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, LAPO Microfinance Bank, Dr. Godwin Ehigiamusoe harped on the need for greater engagement between the MFBs and the CBN’s Development Finance Officers (DFOs) at the State Level and the continuous capacity building of Microfinance institutions on agricultural finance.
https://guardian.ng/business-services/experts-seek-reduction-in-lending-rates-for-agribusinesses/

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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

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CountrySTAT              ||     Farm Cafe Nigeria
FAO                            ||      USAID
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World Bank              ||      AFDB
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