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Anchor Borrowers’ Programme

12 May
As farming activities gather momentum amid financial and input challenges, farmers in Nigeria have called on the Federal Government to spread the coverage of the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) to every state of the country.
10 Apr
“Juxtaposed with the resources deployed, we can’t say the Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) is a success. Maybe it worked in terms of injecting funds into the economy, but not agriculture, where you will find a very limited success.”
4 Apr
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has restated its determination to continue to support the growth of various sectors of the economy, saying it has in the past seven years disbursed N948 billion to 4,478, 381 small-holder farmers under the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) nationwide.
4 Apr
Stakeholders in crop production have called on the government, especially at the state level, to facilitate greater access of farmers to critical production means such as loans, improved seedlings, agro-chemicals and market linkage to industrial users to make production sustainable and boost food sufficiency.
24 Feb
No fewer than additional 58 integrated rice mills have been facilitated through various initiatives of the Federal Government in the last seven years, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has disclosed.
29 Dec 2021
An agriculture expert has chided the government over the high cost of rice despite over N850 billion on the rice value chain under the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme.
22 Dec 2021
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN) have begun a collaboration to aggregate maize under the Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) of the Federal Government for the 2021 wet season.
1 Aug 2021
The declaration by the President of the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Aminu Goronyo, few weeks back, that the country is now self-sufficient in rice production...
9 Jun 2021
Rather than boost agricultural production as designed, the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) has yielded a harvest of complaints and failed opportunities in the North Central Zone...
14 May 2021
Six years after the Federal Government launched the Anchor Borrowers Programme through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to assist in food production, the report card from the Southwest...
23 Apr 2021
Late release of agricultural inputs and long protocol required to access loans under the Federal Government’s Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) are major factors for poor performance of the scheme in the Southeastern...
8 Mar 2021
Over 642,860 smallholder farmers across 35 states of the federation have received support from Unity Bank Plc under the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s Anchor Borrower’s Programme...


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