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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
of Nigerian food processing industry, the government and development partners came together recently at the Food Processing and Nutrition Leadership Forum in Lagos.
The CEO of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, said “we discussed the issue of smuggling, because some of the foods smuggled here to Nigeria are not fortified. They don’t have NAFDAC numbers; neither do they have SON numbers. At least with that, we can end up having a healthy society and environment.”Hajia Aisha Abubakar, Minister of State for Trade and Investment, said the government would look into the demand for a special tariff of importation of micronutrients used in food fortification.
Lack of micronutrients make children and young adults more vulnerable to diseases and are usually at greater risk of death. Poor nutrition also prevents children from realizing their full potentials- stunting not only their physical and intellectual growth, but also their, future ambition, educational and future employment opportunity.
Combating malnutrition through food fortification is critical for long term development and many countries across the region of Africa implements fortification in food processing, which is believed to be achieved together as industry, government development leaders and individuals.
This commitment reflects the collective collaboration towards resolving and achieving adequate fortification of the major staples by 2020, which will be followed up annually to track their progress with a second gathering which has been scheduled for March 2019.
According to WHO (2017), anemia, primarily caused by iron deficiency, occurs in children of 6-59 months old is 71%, non-pregnant women within the age of 15-49 years old is 47%, the micro nutrition status population of reproductive age among women which are affected with anemia is 50%, Vitamin A deficiency in children between the age of 6-59 months old is 42%, the population classification of iodine nutrition for children within the age bracket of 5-19 years old is optimal while 21% of the population are at risk of zinc deficiency.
The Strengthening African Processor for Food Fortification (SAPFF) is a four year 10 million dollars initiative partnership between the international non-profit TechnoServe and the non-profit consortium Partners in Food Solution, funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Nigerian Custom Services, the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) and National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) are also involved to control and prevent smuggled non-fortified foods.
Representative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on the occasion, Mr. Shawn Baker, who doubles as Director, Nutrition, Global Development, said the food fortification approach would complement the ongoing efforts on bio-fortification of certain crops such as Vitamin A cassava, maize and Orange Flesh sweet potato.
https://guardian.ng/features/agro-care/government-bill-melinda-gates-foundation-dangote-set-for-food-fortification/

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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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