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Presentaion by Sotonye Anga at Agrikexpo 2013 Coordinator Agribusiness and Youth Empowerment (CASON)

Presentaion by Sotonye Anga at Agrikexpo 2013 Coordinator Agribusiness and Youth Empowerment (CASON)

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Positioning nigeria as a global power house in agriculture by sotonye anga Positioning nigeria as a global power house in agriculture by sotonye anga Presentation Transcript

  • Sotonye Anga
  • Sotonye Anga We need more Agvocates
  • ATA Under the Agricultural Transformation Agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan, The Honourable Minister, Dr Akinwumi Adesina and his team have achieved a lot. Sotonye Anga
  • 1 Sotonye Anga Ended corruption in fertilizer procurement and distribution.
  • 2 Sotonye Anga Introduced the Growth Enhancement Scheme(GES) and the E- wallet that has empowered several Nigerian peasant farmers.
  • 3 Sotonye Anga Began a major rice revolution that has boosted local rice production and processing
  • 4 Sotonye Anga Averted food crisis during the worst flood ever experienced in Nigeria
  • THE ATA STRATEGY Sotonye Anga The ATA is Nigeria’s agenda aimed at adding 20 Million Metric Tons of food to domestic food supply and create 3.5 million jobs by 2015
  • Sotonye Anga
  • OUR AGRIC STRENGHTS Sotonye Anga 84 Million hectares of arable land 50.4 million hectares (60%) uncultivated A whole year of sunshine 230 billion cubic meters of water 80 million youths ( over 70% unemployed)
  • OUR AGRIC STRENGHTS Sotonye Anga 84 Million hectares of arable land 50.4 million (60%) uncultivated A whole year of sunshine 230 billion cubic meters of water 80 million youths (70% unemployed)
  • THE PAINFUL REALITY Sotonye Anga Nigeria is a net importer of food. We spend $11 Billion each year. Importing RICE, WHEAT, SUGAR , TOMATO & FISH.
  • Sotonye Anga What do we do to position Nigeria as a global power house in Agriculture?
  • Sotonye Anga Improve Agricultural productivity
  • Sotonye Anga Improve access to credit. Reduce interest rate to single digit for Agric lending (25%) too high.
  • Sotonye Anga Trigger massive youth involvement in Agriculture
  • Sotonye Anga The success of our Agriculture depends on how much incentive we are willing to give to our Agribusinesses and people.
  • Sotonye Anga Mechanize our Agriculture
  • Sotonye Anga Drive import substitution by accelerating local production of staple crops.
  • Sotonye Anga Increase spending on Agriculture
  • Sotonye Anga Standardization of crops in order to achieve uniformity in quality and quantity
  • Sotonye Anga Support more Nigerians to be leading players and drivers of our Agric sector
  • Sotonye Anga Take advantage of our population and build robust internal markets for what we grow.
  • Sotonye Anga China assembles and sells to the World consumer goods. Japan sells to the World fuel efficient and affordable cars. India provide human resources to staff and run offices across the World. Saudi Arabia fills the World’s gas stations.
  • Sotonye Anga Nigeria should position as a global power house in Agriculture, meeting the rising global demand for food.