Category: Press Release

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 […]

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

AQUACULTURE AS A JOB CREATOR AMONG SMALL SCALE FARMERS

Fish farming or aquaculture is an integral part of the overall agricultural production system in Nigeria. Though not quite popular, the sector contributes about 3% of agriculture GDP . Fish is a very important source of animal protein for both man and livestock, implying that the production of fish can be a very important source […]

18
Sep

THE OPPORTUNITIES AND CONSIDERATIONS IN AQUACULTURE BUSINESS IN WEST AFRICA

Aquaculture connotes the cultivation of freshwater and saltwater populations (especially fish) under controlled conditions, and can be contrasted with artisanal fishing, which is the harvesting of wild fish (online dictionary, 2014). Unlike harvesting from the wild, aquaculture requires deliberate human involvement in the life and care of the fish which is expected to result in […]

18
Sep

CASSAVA BREAD INITIATIVE: OBSERVATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPACT

The National Association of Nigerian Traders – NANTS had conducted a survey (rapid assessment) on the Federal Government of Nigeria’s Cassava Bread Initiative (CBI). The survey was undertaken to measure: (i) the level of awareness of the policy initiative among the population, and (ii) the level of compliance with the policy among the beneficiaries. The […]

17
Sep

The Voices for Food Security (VFS) Campaign heartily commends the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and particularly the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for the giant stride of turning one of Nigeria’s major staple crops (yam) into an exportable cash crop as part of the move to diversify the economy and […]

17
Sep

NANTS position on the recent Nigeria-China Currency Swap

The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) has examined the recent Nigeria-China currency swap deal which has been in the pipeline since 2016 and was finally consummated on April 27, 2018. WE recall specifically that that on April 13, 2016, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd […]