News

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 […]

19
Sep

FARMERS’ ORGANIZATION MAPPING In Six States of Nigeria

In implementing the IFAD-FGN Agricultural Value Chain Development Programme, an identified entry point is the organized farmers’ groups in the six focal states. In order to establish the current baseline of the status, performance and maturity of these farmers groups, a mapping/study was conducted by an Oxfam-NANTS partnership commissioned by IFAD. Interaction with the grassroots […]

19
Sep

PUBLIC-PRIVATE SECTOR STRAGETIC CONSULTATION ON THE AGRICULTURE SECTOR IN NIGERIA

Nigeria has recognized that 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 pronouncements by the President Buhari’s administration which has also promoted the sector as the […]

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 […]