AGRA to invest massively on agri-input services in NigeriaAGRA to invest massively on agri-input services in Nigeria

AGRA to invest massively on agri-input services in Nigeria

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, AGRA has rallied local talents to assist with technical analysis of the economic effect of policy and regulatory reforms for agri-inputs and services in Nigeria.

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AGRA to invest massively on agri-input services in Nigeria

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, AGRA has rallied local talents to assist with technical analysis of the economic effect of policy and regulatory reforms for agri-inputs and services in Nigeria.

AGRA partnering with the organized private sector and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, FMARD is investing in efficient processes to align public-private investments in the production and supply of certified seeds of improved varieties and hybrids.

The investment is covering policy and regulatory reforms in the fertilizer value chain including importation, manufacturing, distribution and quality control to improve crop production and yield.

The major partners of AGRA’s micro policy advocacy efforts to reach millions of small scale farmers with improved, regular and affordable agri-inputs, particularly certified seeds of improved varieties and hybrids and fertilizer blend include the Seed Association of Nigeria, SEEDAN, the Nigeria Agribusiness Group, NABG, and the Fertilizer Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria, FEPSAN.

NABG, the apex organized private sector platform for agribusiness investors has partnered with AGRA, FMARD, SEEDAN and FEPSAN to see that all agribusiness investors get the opportunity to contribute to the policy and regulatory reform processes together as a unified voice of smallholder farmers and private sector investors.

Emmanuel Ijewere, Vice President of NABG said “there is a new paradigm going on in Nigeria. We are creating a seamless opportunity for win-win outcomes to private sector and public sector investments in the agribusiness space.”

He also added that making sure that supply of raw materials is secured is a major constraint to jobs and wealth creation and the involvement of youths and women.

“It is critically important that Development Partners engage local talents to work with the organized private sector and Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government”, Ijewere added.

A consultant to AGRA and CEO of African Center for Shared Development Capacity Building, Professor Olu Ajakaiye said “the era of fake seeds must be put to a complete halt. We bring over 150 years of cumulative experience to bear in providing economic impact analysis.”

The African Center helps in reviewing and proposes options in updating and enactment of the revised Seed Act to drive mandatory seed certification of breeders and foundation seeds.

AGRA is will keep intensifying investments in Nigeria by helping to strengthen private sector agribusiness and the capacity of small scale farmers to meet the demands of food processors.

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