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Dangote Seeks Passage Of Agric Input Supply Bill
« on: December 27, 2017, 08:12:53 AM »
The  President, Nigeria Agribusiness Group (NABG), Alhaji Sani Dangote, has  called for the passage of the Seed Bill to deal sternly with the supply of spurious seeds and fertiliser that are causing havoc to the fortunes of  farmers in the state.

Dangote who spoke in Lagos, said the passage of the seed bill  will  act against those elements indulging in the adulteration of seeds.

He said the proposed law will regulate the storage, sale, registration, licencing, distribution and use of seeds, lamenting that agriculture has continued to face challenges, such as limited access to finance and inputs for farmers.

One of the strategies the group is engaging to mitigate the obstacles, is to establish small agro-processing clusters and mega food parks across the country that would support farmers and entrepreneurs.


 
Dangote said  cluster initiatives are some of the  options employed to solve the multiple problems of agriculture, including getting small farmers to repay loans.

He  said  such  clusters  will attract  funds  for  farmers  to set  value addition infrastructure, create and expand food processing, as well as  ensure  preservation capacities, and infrastructure provision for agro processing clusters, and create backward and forward linkages, food safety and quality assurance infrastructure and human resources and institutions.

Dangote said the group will work with the National Assembly for the National agribusiness investment plan for food and nutrition security in Nigeria bill, geared towards ensuring food security and improve nutrition among citizens.

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Dangote Seeks Passage Of Agric Input Supply Bill
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