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IFDC, FrieslandCampina WAMCO partner to transform local milk production in Nigeria

Partnership will empower dairy farmers, increase milk production Contact: Mohammed Zailani – Partnership Facilitator, 2SCALE – mzailani@2scale.org July 10, 2019 – Lagos, Nigeria – The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), representing the 2SCALE program, has signed a partnership agreement with FrieslandCampina Wamco (FCW) with the aim to sustainably transform and lead the local dairy sector in Nigeria by supporting Fulani…

Leaving No One Behind: Building Capacities to Bolster Livelihoods

Standing in his learning field, watching the activities going on, no one would have labelled him a vulnerable farmer.   Kurman Isa is a 35-year-old farmer and a member of the Alheri Rice farmers association of Bakura Cluster in Zamfara state, Nigeria. As a father and husband, Isa is saddled with the responsibility of providing adequately for his family, despite having a speech impediment. At an early age of 17, Isa started to farm to support himself through school,…

Feed the Future Nigeria Agro-Inputs Project Completes Work After Reaching 1,500 Agro-Dealers

Since 2014, the Feed the Future Nigeria Agro-Inputs Project has promoted a private sector-led agricultural inputs market that enables farmers to access quality and affordable inputs. With funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the ultimate goal has been to help Nigerian smallholder farmers increase agricultural productivity. More than 1,500 agro-dealers were trained and certified on product…

Creating Shared Value: How Local Sourcing is Helping Generate an Inclusive Impact

Rama and Bintu are farmers living in northern Nigeria, where sorghum and pearl millet are popular staple crop ingredients. In this part of the country, as in the Sudano-Sahelian and Sahelian zones of West Africa, millions of households depend on these crops for food security, particularly in regions where average total annual rainfall is less than 800 millimeters. Due to…

Nestlé and IFDC Partner to Support Farmers in Nigeria

Press Release: About 1,000 farmers in northern Nigeria will be trained on good agricultural practices and entrepreneurial skills thanks to a new partnership between Nestlé Nigeria and the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC).

Feed the Future Projects Partner to Build Rural Agro-Input Enterprises

Two Feed the Future projects are partnering to improve rural livelihoods in Nigeria.

Feed the Future Nigeria Agro-Inputs Project Awards Certificates for Agro-Input Dealers

The Feed the Future Nigeria Agro-Inputs Project awarded 36 agro-input dealers with Certificates of Participation on April 21, 2016, in the capital city of Abuja, Nigeria. The ceremony was held in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the National Agro-Input Dealers’ Association. The awards were presented in recognition of the agro-dealers’ commercial success and as…

From Cassava to Beer: Roots to Empowerment

“This film depicts a typical Public-Private Partnership (PPP), combining a so-called lead firm (Psaltry in Nigeria in this case, an enterprise sourcing cassava from farmers to produce starch for Nigeria breweries/Heineken), and local-level agri-business networks.” The film also features IFDC’s 2SCALE Project. Credit: ICRA

How a Nigerian Agro-Dealer Transformed from Mentee to Mentor

The Feed the Future Nigeria Agro-Inputs Project strengthens private sector agro-dealer networks in rural areas. Business training is one of the project’s flagship activities. Entrepreneur Yahaya Dahiru attended an agro-dealership training program and now mentors others. His story is below. “After the training, my sales increased because my customer reach expanded. The marketing and business tips I received, along with…

Experts attend regional workshop on mobile soil kit

“Experts are attending a two-day regional workshop to evaluate mobile soil kits as part of efforts to promote agricultural enhancing technologies to boost productivity and ensure better returns on farmer investments.” http://bit.ly/19Mxjzt

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