Posts for tag "nigeria"

23 Mar 2020

Nigeria should be able to meet demand for fertilizer

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The Nigerian authorities want to be reassuring about the supply of fertilizers. Certainly, said the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, imports are likely to be disrupted. But, he reassured, the national production of fertilizers is sufficient to meet demand.

We think, of course, of Dangote Fertilizer Plant worth $ 2 billion which would be the largest production unit in Africa and the world (read our information: Dangote tests ...

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19 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Nigerian Govt allays fears of fertilizer scarcity

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Alhaji Sabo Nanono, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has allayed fears that the impact of the Coronavirus disease will lead to scarcity of fertiliser for farmers as the rains set in.

Nanono made this known when he appeared on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) flagship programme, NAN Forum in Abuja.

He said while there was no doubt that importation of fertiliser would be affected, he assured that ...

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16 Mar 2020

African Fertilizer Financing Facility Launches $ 2.2 Million Project In Nigeria

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The African Fertilizer Development Financing Facility (MAFDE) launched a $ 2.2 million project to provide Nigerian fertilizer suppliers with financial support to improve the supply of 200,000 smallholder farmers.

The commercial credit guarantee project is the first of MAFDE in the West African nation and will involve 10 fertilizer suppliers, 12 agricultural traders and 120 agricultural retailers. The project will also train farmers in the proper use of fertilizers ...

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07 Mar 2020
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Firms sign MoU for special oil, tomato fertilizer

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OCP Africa fertilizer Nigeria Limited and three Nigerian agricultural research institutes have signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) for the development of special fertilizers for oil palm and tomato production. The Managing Director of the OCP Africa Fertilizer Nigeria Ltd, Mohamed Hettiti signed the pact with the chief executive officers of the three research institutes yesterday in Abuja.

The chief executives were Dr Abayomi Olaniyan of the National Horticultural Research ...

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04 Mar 2020
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Five years imprisonment awaits offenders, saboteurs in Fertilizer Act

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The newly signed National Fertilizer Quality Control Act 2019 has awarded a stiffer penalty of at least five years imprisonment for offenders. The Act, assented into law by President Muhammadu Buhari in October 2019, prohibits unauthorised activities of manufacturers, blenders or importers and distributors of fertilizer.

The Act also stipulates the procedure for obtaining permits or certificate of registration; provide timeframe for issuance of authorisation by the prescribed authority; as ...

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