Agricultural Export data and how to get Agricultural grant in Nigeria 2017

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Agriculture remains the dominant sector in the rural areas of Nigeria providing employment for about 60% of the work force. The diversity of climatic conditions, the richness of soil types and water sources, and the high population density provide great potential for crop, animal, fish, and tree production. In the 1960s and up to the early 1970s, Nigeria’s agriculture flourished with the country being one of the world’s highest producers of palm oil, cocoa, and groundnut. Overtime, agriculture has declined in importance.

However, through the platform of the Agricultural Transformation Agenda, the current government is taking giant steps towards an active sustainable revitalization of the agricultural sector with a view to curb the looming food insecurity, unemployment, and economic issues. It intends to achieve these by encouraging private sector participation, absorb labour through the intensification of agro processing operations and by taking advantage of the foreign earnings that could accrue from the exportation of agricultural products.

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NOABS2017 Presentation Business Opportunities in Organic Agriculture

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Nigerian Organic Agriculture Network (NOAN) is a non-governmental organization created to serve as an umbrella body for all stakeholders involved in organic agriculture in Nigeria. Organic Agriculture has various advantages over the conventional agriculture and the exponential increase in the demand for organic products therefore there are several business opportunities available to venture into in order to meet up with the demands of agricultural products and produce.

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How mobile technology can boost African agriculture

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In a recent report, titled Connected Agriculture, Vodafone and Accenture identified 12 opportunities for mobile phone technology to increase agricultural income and productivity. Some of these platforms are already widely used in Africa, while others are still in the early stages of implementation.

1. Mobile payment systems
Mobile payment systems give farmers without access to financial services
 an inexpensive and secure way to transfer and save money using their mobile phones. By allowing smallholder farmers to save small amounts of money, receive payments quickly in times of need and pay for agricultural inputs via their phones, mobile payment systems replace costly traditional transfer services and the need to travel long distances to collect funds. They also provide a secure means for employers to distribute wages to agricultural workers, and for governments and NGOs to ensure agricultural subsidies go directly to farmers.

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