Nigeria Agro-Input Support Project

NAIS is improving the availability, accessibility and utilization of high-quality agricultural inputs to smallholder farmers in Nigeria. The project is funded by Syngenta.

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Providing Best Practice Methods to Farmers

The NAIS project, funded by Syngenta (2014-2015), works with farmers to help enhance their farming methods through trainings on maize and rice protocols.

Trainings include:

  • Land selection preparation
  • Seed dressing techniques
  • Planting and sowing best management practices
  • Pre- and post-emergence herbicide application
  • Basal fertilizer application (NPK)
  • Topdressing (urea)
  • Inter-row manual weed control
  • Harvest and post-harvest practices

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Establishing Demonstration Plots

NAIS is establishing demonstration plots that enable on-farm trainings for farmers. The demonstration plots allow farmers to see the benefits of practical trainings as well as the NAIS Package of Practices (PoP) – Syngenta’s products in combination with Good Agricultural Practices (GAP).