Category: Farm & Food

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

18
Sep

NIGERIA’S 2015 AGRICULTURE BUDGET PROPOSAL: A REVIEW OF ITS EFFICIENCY

Nigeria’s budget and fiscal management for 2015 promises to be uniquely challenging for the country because of the consistent fall in the international price of the country’s major source of revenue (oil). In addition to that particular challenge, 2015 happens to be Nigeria’s general election year and if as usual history is not misleading, politicians […]

18
Sep

A REVIEW OF THE PROPOSED 2014 AGRICULTURE BUDGET AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THE TRANSFORMATION AGENDA

The Transformation Agenda (TA) clearly makes agriculture one of the key sectors and drivers of the economy that is to achieve socio-economic transformation of the country. The role of agriculture in transforming Nigeria is particularly significant because the sector contributes most to Nigeria’s GDP (about 40%); employs about 66% of the labour force; provides 80% […]