Agric Activities & Project Interventions

  • 01. The Activities engaged on agriculture by NANTS include:
    • Micro credit administration and assistance to local farmers to improve their access to finance
    • Information dissemination to local farmers
    • Establishing Grain banking strategy to dislodge cartel structure of farm products and improve the earnings of small-scale farmers
    • Capacity building through extended training of local farmers on crop budgeting, farm accounting, costing of inputs for the purpose of determining profitability in agric business.
    • The Gender Action Learning System (GALS)
    • Intensified advocacy and sustained engagement with federal and states governments on agricultural policies and commitments on the sector for improved livelihoods for local farmers
    • Expansion of farmers networks to all states in Nigeria.
    • Research and studies on topical trade and agric related issues such as land grabbing, access to agric finance, bio-fuels, cotton and textiles, gender audit on agric policies, etc.
    • IFAD funded Gender Justice in Value Chain Development Project (VCDP) in rural agricbased communities in Nigeria.
    • NANTS is also a Principal Technical Partner for the IFAD-Federal government of Nigeria intervention on Agriculture mapping Farmer organizations in Nigeria for the implementation of the Value Chain Development Programme.
    • Agric budget monitoring, in line with African Maputo Declaration, and this has further support from Oxfam, ECOWAS, etc.
    • NANTS is currently implementing the USAID 5-year productivity and livelihoods enhancement training project for farmers in Nigeria targeted at Rice and Cassava value chains.
    • NANTS has established small scale rice mill in Nasarawa state of Nigeria, courtesy of TY Danjuma Foundation.
    • NANTS is the publisher of different Newsletter series captioned as follows: (a) “Farm and Food”, (b) “Trade Policy Monitor” and (c) “ECOWAS Vanguard” which constantly x-rays agric and trade policies and programmes and approaches to livelihoods and food security in the region.
    • NANTS is currently implementing the ‘do agric’ campaign in Nigeria.
    • NANTS-ECOWAS-RAAF-SDC project (Innovative investment in Livestock and meat value chain development and trade)
    • Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (“AGRA”) project for the period from January 24, 2022 – January 23, 2025 (36 months) as part of the bigger project titled, “Improving farmers resilience and Upscaling productivity, incomes, and Livelihood in Maize, Cowpea and Vegetable value chains in Niger State”

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