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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 brief, which has the theme: “Preventing nutrient loss and waste across the food system: Policy actions for high-quality diets”, pointed out that poor-quality diets are a greater public health threat than malaria, tuberculosis or measles.
Meanwhile, approximately one third of food produced for human consumption does not reach consumer’s plate.
The brief was prepared by the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition in partnership with FAO.
It noted how foods such as fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, dairy products, meats and seafood are rich in nutrients, but are also highly perishable and therefore, susceptible to losses throughout the food system.
The numbers are staggering: each year more than half of all the fruits and vegetables produced globally are lost or wasted. A vital source of protein, around 25 percent of all the meat produced – equivalent to 75 million cows – is not consumed.
Panel member and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, said: “To tackle all forms of malnutrition and promote healthy diets, we need to put in place food systems that increase the availability, affordability and consumption of fresh, nutrient-rich food for everyone. Taking specific actions to reduce the losses and waste of fresh and nutritious food is a fundamental part of this effort.”
The brief proposed a series of policy actions across the entire food system, including educating stakeholders; focusing on perishable foods; improving public and private infrastructure; encouraging innovation and closing the data and knowledge gaps on food losses and wastes.
Panel member and President of the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Prof. Srinath Reddy, welcomed the brief, saying: “The Global Panel’s policy actions show how reducing food loss and waste could play a key role in improving the poor and inadequate diets that affect three billion people globally, and which are often responsible for persistent undernutrition, and the rise of overweight and obesity and the associated increase in non-communicable diseases.”
FAO data indicated that in low-income countries food is mostly lost during harvesting, storage, processing and transportation, while in high-income countries the problem is one of waste at retail and consumer levels. Together, they have a direct impact on the number of calories and nutrients that are actually available for consumption.
The loss and waste of micronutrients are of particular concern given the direct impact on wellbeing, learning capacity and productivity. Globally, agriculture produces 22 per cent more Vitamin A than we require. However, after loss and waste, the amount available for human consumption is 11 per cent less than required. Reducing the loss and waste of nutritious foods could therefore, yield substantial health benefits.
http://thenationonlineng.net/fao-seeks-reduction-in-food-waste/

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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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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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