30 Dec 2020
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Over 100,000 farmers benefit from Social Lender-OCP Africa collaboration

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Over 100,000 smallholder farmers received personalised financial services from a smart funding initiative of Social Lender, a fintech company, and OCP Africa, a fertilizer company.

More than 60 per cent of smallholder farmers in Nigeria do not have Bank Verification Number (BVN) and are currently unbanked or under-banked. The absence of BVN is one of many indicators of financial exclusion. This has led to widening economic exclusion and poverty ...

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17 Dec 2020

IFDC, EBID sign pact to boost agriculture in West Africa

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The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) for the improvement of soil health and plant nutrition in West Africa.

The agreement will engender multifaceted programs aimed at promoting the growth and development of the agricultural sector in the West Africa sub-region.

Though West Africa accounts for two percent of global fertilizer consumption, fertilizer application rates ...

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16 Dec 2020

Indorama Wins “Business Day Agribusiness Company Of The Year" 2020 Award

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Lagos Continental Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos was filled to capacity with corporate icons, on Saturday evening, December 12, 2020, as BusinessDay Newspaper organized its high profile Nigeria Business Leadership Awards, in which Indorama Fertilizer & Chemicals Limited (IEFCL) was voted the “Agribusiness Company of the Year”.

A statement signed by the Group Head, Corporate Communications, Indorama Nigeria Group, Dr Jossy Nkwocha, disclosed this to newsmen, in Port Harcourt, last Monday ...

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01 Dec 2020

Dangote Fertiliser Empowers Host Communities Impacted By Pipeline Construction

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As a means of providing means of livelihood to host communities impacted by the construction of the 54 kilometres of gas pipeline to the Fertiliser plant, Dangote Fertiliser limited (DFL) has embarked on a programme to empower 150 Project Affected Persons(PAPs) through a cassava enterprises programme.

The programme was geared towards mitigating the negative impact of the land acquired for the pipeline construction, while also supporting impacted farmers to ...

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29 Nov 2020

Omnifert Ceo Adjudged 2020 Entrepreneur Of The Year

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Mr. Michael Zormelo, the CEO of Omnifert, a wholly Ghanaian-owned indigenous leading agrochemical industry player, has been adjudged the Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2020 edition of the Ghana Cocoa Awards.

The event also honored Dominic Donkoh, a Business Development Manager at Omnifert as the Marketing Personality of the Year.

Mr. Zormelo has led the company to become the leading brand in the fertilizer industry just less than a ...

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