Posts for tag "nigeria"

26 Jan 2023


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Agriculture places a critical role in the sustenance of lives and livelihoods on the continent. A 2019 McKinsey report emphasised the role of agriculture in Africa, which has a massive social and economic footprint. “More than 60% of the population of sub-Saharan Africa is smallholder farmers, and about 23% of sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP comes from agriculture. Yet, Africa’s full agricultural potential remains untapped,” the report shows. According to the World …

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26 Feb 2020

Dangote Commences Pre-testing of $2bn Fertilizer Plant ahead of Inauguration

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Dangote Fertilizer Limited has begun countdown to the inauguration of its $2 billion Granulated Urea Fertilizer complex, with several critical sections of the plant going through various stages of pre-commissioning and test-run.

With a capacity of three million tonnes per annum, the plant complex located in the Dangote Free Zone, has been classified as the biggest project in the entire fertilizer industry history in the world.

Saipem of Italy is …

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10 Feb 2020

Groups to Boost Women Participation in Fertilizer Value Chain

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The Feed the future Enhancing Growth through Regional Agricultural Input Systems (EnGRAIS) and the West Africa Fertilizer Association (WAFA), have revealed their commitment to boost the capacity of women in the agro-input industry.

This, according to the sub-regional coordinator, EnGRAIS, Kido Kouassi, is to help WAFA along their journey into building a stronger association with gender in perspective.

Speaking recently at the Africa Agri Expo Exhibition in Lagos, he said, …

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09 Feb 2020

No fertilizer in market, as planting season commences — Investigations

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As the 2020 planting season commences, investigations have revealed the country does not have enough fertilizer, a development posing serious challenge to farmers across the country.

This, according to reliable sources, is due to inability of fertilizer companies to import the product.

The Guardian learned the scarcity was largely due to the Federal Government’s refusal to grant waivers to importers of about 1.5million metric tonnes of fertilizer to bridge the …

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07 Feb 2020

Moves to enhance growth, food security

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Strengthening agriculture and boosting exports competitiveness are strategies that can help transform the economy.

This was the position of the Africa Agric Expo held in Lagos.  Co-sponsored by NAHCO Aviance, the event highlighted the importance of strengthening competitiveness through diversification and value added exports.

Buoyed by favourable external conditions, agro exports had in the past helped to create jobs and earn the much-needed foreign exchange.

However, the country is vulnerable …

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