How financial institutions are keying into agric projects
According to recent estimates by the United Nations, Nigeria’s population currently stands at about 203 million. This massive population, coupled with the ongoing closure of the country’s land borders...
We must make agric Interesting to youths – Jamodu
The Wealth Is Here Campaign has been launched, to engage youths in agriculture and turn their creative ideas to successful agribusiness enterprises. The objective of the campaign, launched in Lagos, by the British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation
Total, value drivers train youths on agribusiness
Value Drivers Investment Limited in partnership with Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited has concluded a three-week training in Lagos, tagged: ‘Total Agriculture Entrepreneur Skills Acquisition Training Program,’ aimed at empowering youths and boosting agribusiness in the country.
Unity Bank’s agribusiness, retail lifts profit by 96%
Unity Bank Plc has stated that its increasing focus on areas of strength, especially agribusiness and retail banking, has impacted positively its bottom line, as it recorded 96 per cent rise in Profit Before Tax (PBT) for the half-year ended June 2019.
Notore targets schools to boost agribusiness
To redirect attention to agriculture as a proper business venture, Notore Chemical Industries, has taken the green revolution to schools with a view to changing the mindset of the younger generation on the importance of agriculture in the economy. By catching them young, Notore’s Green Schools Initiative, seeks to not only bolster Federal Government’s economic…
Bank, institute partner on financial inclusion, agribusiness
First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has unveiled plans to increase its support for agribusiness and its value chain for the overall good of the economy, as it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI).
YFarm targets 10,000 youths for agribusiness by 2020
The Youth Farm (YFarm) Project, an initiative of the Fresh and Young Brains Development Initiative (FBIN), and Alexijan Consults, said it has trained over 1,500 youths in farming business in the country. In her address during the closing ceremony of its four-day Bootcamp under the project ll with the theme: “Building A Climate Resilient Generation,”…
Integrated farming, backward integration as sustainable agribusiness strategies
Femi Ibirogba takes a look at benefits of integrated farming, backward integration and zero waste concepts as agribusiness sustainability techniques. Integrated farming and backward integration are interrelated agricultural and business strategies that most of the strong and prosperous agro-allied businesses have used to still the storms and stay afloat. Integrated farming, also known…
Businessman creates new platform for agribusiness
To boost sales and scope of agric business in Nigeria, a Lagos-based businessman, Folorunso Muyiwa, has created a new platform aimed at refocusing livestock farming. The initiative, called “PorkMoney”, considers the health benefits of pork and the financial benefits related to its sales as a lucrative source that will in the long term contribute immensely…
Bankers Committee disburses of N26 billion AGSMEIS funds
No fewer than 300 farmers and micro, small and medium enterprises entrepreneurs would benefit from the Bankers Committee’s N26 billion Agribusiness, Small and Medium Enterprises Investment Scheme (AGSMEIS) fund. The fund was pooled from five per cent of profit after tax (PAT) contribution of all deposit money banks in the country to support agriculture and…
BATN to partner UI on agribusiness
The British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATN) and the University of (UI) are forging a partnership that will encourage more of its graduates into agribusiness. The deal will allow some graduates of the institution to access funds to start their own farms. Speaking about importance of food security, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Abel…