Author: Ayo Omowu

19
Sep

POLICY DIALOGUE ON KEY THEMATIC ISSUES ON AGRICULTURE

Small Scale Farmers (SSFs) in Nigeria make up the greater number of the country’s workforce population and produce over 80% of the food consumed in the country. The Nigerian agricultural sector is second largest contributor (about 24%) to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Nonetheless, these farmers appear to be the poorest constituency in Nigeria. […]

19
Sep

HIGH LEVEL NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS ROUNDTABLE ON THE NIGERIA CASSAVA POLICY

The first Cassava Stakeholders meeting under the current administration was organized by the National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) in collaboration with Oxfam in Lagos, Nigeria on the 25th of November 2015. The stakeholders roundtable was attended by various actors in the cassava value chain such as the cassava farmers, especially the small holder farmers, […]

19
Sep

NANTS Aquaculture Project

NANTS implemented the pilot phase of the USAID MARKETS II Aquaculture Value chain Project. The main deliverable of this project is the training and management of 1,000 farmers on best aquaculture practices in fish farming to increase productivity and match up the country’s consumption. The project location is in FCT Abuja and Niger state. Linkages […]

19
Sep

Non-State Actors and Media Orientation Workshop On Policy Instruments

Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Progamme (CAADP) aims to stimulate and facilitate increased agricultural performance through improvements in policy and institutional environments, access to improved technologies and information, and increased investment financing. In furtherance of the implementation of the CAADP commitments, CAADP Results Framework was developed, for tracking, assessing and reporting progress made under the African […]

19
Sep

The Nigeria Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN) and the Tasks Ahead

The Federal Executive Council had in May 2017 approved the establishment of the Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN) as the standing negotiating body for Nigeria. The office is legally domiciled in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment. The mandate provides that all reports and recommendations from the NOTN on trade policy are reviewed […]

18
Sep

OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVING THE GROWTH ENHANCEMENT SCHEME (GES)

The Growth Enhancement Support (GES) scheme is one significant innovation in the Nigerian agricultural sector that has spurned a lot of interests among the stakeholders many of whom are desperate to make it succeed. NANTS has been involved in monitoring and tracking investment (budgets and allocation) on agriculture, trade and investment sectors of the economy […]