Category: Agric

13
Sep

NANTS President in Lome with the ECOWAS Director of Agriculture and Water Resources and Executive Directive of the Regional Agency for Agriculture and Food (RAAF)

NANTS President in Lome with the ECOWAS Director of Agriculture and Water Resources and Executive Directive of the Regional Agency for Agriculture and Food (RAAF); during the consideration of Draft Regulations for the transportation and movement of livestock and agro produce in ECOWAS region.

05
Aug

NANTS embarked on advocacy campaign strategies and awareness creation rallies across Nigeria

NANTS embarked on advocacy campaign strategies and awareness creation rallies across Nigeria on the dangers of using agrochemicals to produce, preserve, prepare and process food, meat, including fruits and grains.  Such indiscriminate use of chemicals is unhealthy having been reported to constitute terrible hazard to the health of Nigerians. NANTS is totally against these practices […]

23
May

Stolen Dreams: How Corruption Negates Government Assistance to Nigeria’s Small Businesses

The meeting is convened with a view to establish structures and partnerships with which the following objectives shall be achieved; 1. Framing the challenges small businesses are faced with and identifying key actors responsible for addressing same. 2. Development of next steps action plans addressing corruption red flags in governments financing and support of small […]

24
Jul

Program on Advocacy Policy Dialogue on Standard Weights and Measures along Rice and Cassava Value Chain in Ogun, Anambra and Ebonyi States

The Value Chain Development Program (VCDP) recognizes the need to adopt the use of quality norms, grades and standards in the marketing of rice and cassava products because of the great challenges being experienced in this sector which borders on trust.  To a large extent VCDP has promoted the use of standard weights and measures […]

05
Jul

Speech by Kanayo O. Kanayo on the WORLD FOOD DAY Rally Organized by NANTS

Honourable Minister, VFS members, Colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen,   I want to use this opportunity to thank all of you for participating and making today’s rally a huge success. I personally appreciate the National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) for putting this wonderful event together in support of World Food Day and the Nigerian Farmers. […]

05
Jul

ADDRESSING THE MENACE OF ILLEGAL IMPORTATION OF FOOD ITEMS IN NIGERIA

The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) notes with dismay that Nigeria has remained a large food importer in-spite of the massive available arable land across the country and further frowns at the fact that the country is spending over 1 trillion Naira annually on major food commodities such as rice, wheat, sugar and frozen […]

05
Jul

Boosting Nigerian Economy Using the 2013 Budget for Agriculture

Background The Budget of the Federal Republic of Nigeria or the Appropriation Act is enacted and signed in to law by the National Assembly and the President respectively. This national document guides government spending throughout the year. It represents the government’s intentions and political will to effect developmental changes in the society at large. Oftentimes […]