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By Olanrewaju Lawal
15th March 2017

Abubakar Atiku Bagudu 549x450Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has launched distribution of fertilizers to farmers in Jega, Jega Local Government Area of the state. Governor Bagudu, who officially unveiled the distribution exercise, on Wednesday, said the output would be sold to the farmers at the rate of N5,500 instead on N8,000 being sold at the open market.

He disclosed that the state was expecting about one million tons of fertilizers from the Federal Government, saying that the state has just started receiving the product.
Governor Bagudu who informed the farmers and community leaders that the distribution of the commodity was as a result of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between President Muhammadu Buhari and Morocco, recently, urged the farmers to be honest by repay their loan at expected time.

He added that the product would be made available to farmers and warned against hoarding it by the marketers.
The Governor appealed to youths, women in the state to embrace farming instead of seeking for white collar jobs that are not adequate.
The Sarki Jega, Alhaji Muhammadu Arsika Bawa, in his remarks at the ceremony, appealed to the people of the community, especially the youths, to return to farm for the benefit of the nation.
Commissioner for Agriculture, Alhaji Garba Dandiga, in his welcome address, disclosed that the farmers in the area had being using local manure in their farming system, stressing that the introduction of fertilizers would boost their outputs.
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Messages to Farmers

  • Obtain quality fertilizers from reputable suppliers especially FEPSAN members
  • Store unused fertilizer away from children, fire, rain and entry of foreign material.
  • Form groups/associations to benefit from group/association dynamics
  • Allow your crops to fully mature to get quality and value
  • Report adulterated fertilizer to the appropriate authority

Upcoming Events

  • International Training Organized by IFDC & IFA, Date: October 2 – 6 2017, Venue: Marrakesh, Morocco. Read more
  • International Conference Organized by I-conference / OCP, Date: October 18 – 19 2017, Venue: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Read more
  • 3rd AFAAS Africa-Wide Agricultural Extension Week 2017, Date: 30 October to 3 November 2017. Venue: Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.  Read more
  • IFDC’s 2-week USA Training & Study Tour, Dates: August 21 – September 1, 2017, Venue: USA (Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee and Washington, D.C.)  Read more
  • AGRIKEXPO & NABG Conference 2017, Date: September 25-27, 2017. Venue: International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria,.Read more
  • 31st Annual Argus FMB Europe Fertilizer conference, Date: 18 – 20 October 2017, Venue: W Hotel in Barcelona. Read more.
  • Urban Agri Summit 2017, Date: 7th - 8th September, 2017, Venue: Johannesburg, South Africa. Read more
  • IFDC International Training Program, Date: November 6-10, 2017, Venue: Arusha, Tanzania. Read more
  • 5th Addis Agrofood Agriculture, Agricultural Machineries, Food, Food Technologies and Packaging Exhibition, Date: 08-11 December 2017, Venue: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Read more

Mission

To provide a platform for the stakeholders in the public and private sectors of the fertilizer industry to develop effective public private partnerships in order to ensure timely supply of adequate quantity and quality fertilizers; and to promote professional, moral and ethical practices in the industry.

Vision

Attain improved productivity and environmental sustainability of Nigerian Agriculture through balanced and judicious use of fertilizers....Attain improved productivity and environmental sustainability of Nigerian Agriculture through balanced and judicious use of fertilizer...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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