NABG Joins workshop for Sustainable Agricultural System & Policy Project

NABG Joins workshop for Sustainable Agricultural System & Policy Project

Throwing it back to the launch and 3-day strategy workshop of the Sustainable Agricultural System and Policies Project (AgSys-Nigeria) in Abuja Hosted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German government and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), this initiative aims to transform Nigeria’s agri-food system, ensuring food security and promoting healthy diets for our growing population.
NABG is thrilled to be part of this transformative journey, collaborating with stakeholders to drive sustainable agriculture and foster food security nationwide.
NABG signed two MoUs with Katsina State

NABG signed two MoUs with Katsina State

The Nigerian Agribusiness Group (NABG) has signed two MoUs with Katsina State. The first MoU focuses on revitalizing the cotton value chain, while the second marks the beginning of the development and adoption of the recently validated Climate Smart Agriculture Policy framework for Katsina State.
Adopting the Climate Smart Agriculture Policy couldn’t come at a more critical time. As the world grapples with the dual challenges of food security and climate change, Katsina State is taking proactive steps to mitigate these risks and build a more sustainable future for its agricultural sector, and NABG is proud to support its effort.
We commend Governor @dikko_radda and the @Katsina State Government for their visionary leadership and commitment to driving positive change.
We are confident that this partnership will yield tangible benefits for farmers, communities, and the environment.
NABG Plans Presidential Retreat To Boost Agribusiness

NABG Plans Presidential Retreat To Boost Agribusiness

The Nigeria AgriBusiness Group (NABG) has mapped out strategies to improve agribusiness in Nigeria through a presidential retreat that will likely be held in Abuja in July 2023.
This was the focus during a pre-retreat technical session for the roundtable in Abuja recently, which was organised by NABG and various agricultural experts to undertake a complete overview of the agriculture sector in order to advise the President Bola Tinubu administration on how best to develop agriculture in the country.

The presidential round table, according to the NABG, “is a high-level platform designed to facilitate evocative discussions among key stakeholders, including government officials, industry leaders, experts and representatives of civil society and organisations.”

The Director General of the Group, Dr Manzo Maigari, said  “This year’s presidential round table meeting is unique in the sense that it is essentially to review the performance of the agric sector in all facets and come up with a report that shall be presented to the newly inaugurated administration on how to tackle the challenges militating against the development of agriculture.

“Agric experts are aware that so many challenges have constituted an albatross for the development of Agriculture. From challenges associated with climate change to unsustainable farm practices and inability to access improved seedlings and fertiliser for small farm holders, the planned presidential round table meeting is to provide solutions to the new administration in order to tackle crippling problems haranguing agriculture in the country”.

Also speaking during  the technical session Country Manager of Harvest Plus, Yusuf Dollah, said the presence of critical partners at the meeting is preparing ground for the convening a presidential round table to be held in Abuja in order to review the agric sector in the last eight years.

“At Harvest Plus, we complement existing nutrient initiatives, using a food-based approach. We do that to ensure that stable food crops that we consume provide micro nutrients for the healthy growth of citizens. In tackling the challenges of nutrients for citizens, we pay particular attention to the quality of staple crops to ensure required nutrition for Nigerians,” Dollah said.

The Country Director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Dr. Michael Ojo told reporters in an interview that the roundtable discussion has become imperative judging by the need to improve food production for the nutritional requirements of Nigerians who are mostly malnourished.

“Nigeria is facing a malnutrition problem, poor diet, poor access in terms of economic opportunities,” he said, adding that “80% of Nigerians are food insecure.”
He noted that  malnutrition is caused  by poverty  even as he charged the government  to create  an enabling  environment  to support  small holder  farmers  to transform  agriculture  through investment  in technology.

Also speaking, Dr. Abdullahi Umar, who represented the International Fertiliser Development Centre (IFDC)/HortiNigeria at the meeting, noted that agribusiness should be given all the incentive through massive support of the small holder farmers. He added that IFDC is ready to partner with all the stakeholders to make it possible.

The Nigeria AgriBusiness Group will be hosting a groundbreaking workshop

The Nigeria AgriBusiness Group will be hosting a groundbreaking workshop

The Nigeria AgriBusiness Group (NABG) will be hosting a groundbreaking workshop on the Validation of our Agriculture standards and grading system. our recent engagement with the National Quality Council adds even more momentum to our efforts.
The discussions around implementing the National Quality Policy (NQP) have laid a solid foundation for our commitment to excellence in agribusiness. The NABG will be actively engaged in the implementation of key policies that have significant implications for Agribusinesses in Nigeria. Besides the NQP, we will also support the implementation of the National Seed Act, and the Fertiliser Act. All of which are linked to Agro-commodity standards and gradings.
Mark your calendars for the upcoming workshop happening on the 28th of March 2024.