Category: NANTS Advocacy

18
Dec

Statement from Civil Society Organizations working on eCommerce for Development, on the Africa eCommerce Week and Outcomes

Electronic commerce, and digital trade and technology more generally, can stimulate development, generate jobs and help build sustainable livelihoods. However just like previous changes in technology and trading patterns, for developing countries to benefit, they need the right policies and institutional support, both domestically and internationally. This conference has well highlighted the opportunities of e-commerce […]

03
Dec

Advocacy Training on Farmers Manifesto and Traders Charter of Demand organized by NANTS in collaboration with Oxfam

NANTS organized a capacity building /training workshop for stakeholders on engagement strategy with the farmers manifesto produced by farmers’ organizations and agro-based stakeholders under the auspices of the Voices for Food Security. It would be recalled that in view of the fact that small scale farmers and traders have been short-changed over the years by […]

26
Sep

NANTS Peaceful Protest against Xenophobic Attacks on Nigerian Traders By Ghanaian Authorities.

The Leadership of National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) in partnership with Niger Union of Traders Association, Ghana (NUTAG) representing the interest of Nigerian Traders and small business owners in West Africa  organized a protest rally at ECOWAS demonstrating against the slow pace of regional integration and particularly, the hypocrisy of the Ghanaian Authorities closing […]

21
Sep

NANTS Celebrates 20th Year Anniversary

The National Association of Nigerian Traders celebrates their 20th year anniversary in grand style. This event gathered major dignitaries as well as the members of NANTS. The celebration began with a March for peace by the women wing of NANTS which sprung into the celebration awards held in Merit House, Maitama Abuja.

20
Sep

NANTS celebrates World Food Day with Kanayo O Kanayo

Improving the agricultural sector’s performance is vital to growth and poverty reduction through its direct impact on food security, building resilience, livelihood enhancement and job creation, especially for women and youth.  This is evident in the recent policy thrust of the current administration which has also promoted the sector as the key driver of her […]

20
Sep

Advocacy and Policy Dialogue on Standard Weights and Measures for Cassava and Rice Value Chain farmers in Six States

In Nigeria, less than 10% of traders and farmers adopt the culture of weights and measures. Some of the things being measured and weighed by traders and farmers include meat, grains (rice, beans, and wheat), tubers and roots (cassava, yam, and potatoes), etc. The common measurement tools in Nigerian markets include; cups, mudu, bottles, weighing […]

20
Sep

POLICY DIALOGUE ON COMBATING CORRUPTION ALONG NIGERIA-ECOWAS TRADE ROUTES

Regional trade and integration has remained part of Nigeria’s overarching strategy for economic transformation, growth and development. To this end, Nigeria adopted the establishment of Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) with trade instruments such as the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme (ETLS) and the Common External Tariff (CET) at the West African regional level aimed at promoting […]

19
Sep

NANTS MICROCREDIT PROGRAMME

The general lack of or inadequate capital available to farmers and other entrepreneurs to engage in production activities especially in the rural areas is one significant problem NANTS have identified among the real sector in Nigeria. For this reason, NANTS therefore introduced the microcredit scheme to support her members and boast their incomes. This success […]