Over 60% of Nigeria’s populace rely on agriculture for livelihood. However many of these farmers continue to cultivate and produce at a loss due to a number of factors, and Nigeria continues to import food to meet the demands of its increasing population. Working with our partners, we are bridging gaps which impede smallholder farmers from maximising their production potential. These include improving farmers’ access to vital inputs like high-quality seeds, fertilisers, crop protection products, extension agents, mechanisation, storage facilities, and to buyers for their produce.
It is World Food Day today! The theme this year is “Social protection and agriculture: breaking the cycle of rural poverty”. As a result of our programs, more than 422,000 poor farmers and social entrepreneurs in northern Nigeria have earned over a total of NGN 627,000,000 in additional income.
Here’s to another ‘foodful’ and prosperous year in agriculture for Nigeria and the world!