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Nigeria’s Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA)

Nigeria’s Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA)
Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, CON
Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

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  • Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of NigeriaNigeria’s Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA)AbujaJune 2013Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, CONHonourable Minister of Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentFederal Republic of NigeriaMid-Term Review
  • Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of NigeriaNigeria’s Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA)Turning Nigeria into a Global Powerhouse in Agriculture1Nigeria can no longer continue to be a sleepinggiant. We have to wake up. And if we wake up,we must begin to do things differently.Grow FoodAssure national food securityby adding an additional 20Million metric tons of food tothe domestic food supply by2015Create JobsOver 3.5 Million jobs by 2015Create Wealth“His Excellency, President Goodluck E. Jonathan GCFR,President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed forces of theFederal Republic of Nigeria”
  • LandWaterLaborLargeInternalMarketsAgriculturalPotential 84 Million Ha of ArableLand; 40% utilization 279 Billion CubicMeters of SurfaceWater Untapped irrigationpotential with 3 ofthe 8 major riversystems in Africa 110 Million youth in the workforce in 2020 Low wages for agriculturalintensification 165 Millionpeople, projectedto grow to 470Million by 20502We are Implementing a Time-Bound Aggressive Plan to UnlockNigeria’s Potential to Become an Agricultural Power House2Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of NigeriaFood Import Dependency Now Hurts Our EconomyYearly, Nigeria Imports over US$11 Bn in Wheat, Rice, Sugar and Fish3363535621797SugarFishWheatWorld’s largest importerof US hard red andwhite winter WheatNigeria’s top 4 food imports *Measure: Annual food imports (Naira,bn)Nigeria’s importsNigeria’s food imports are growing at anunsustainable rate of 11% per annumRelying on the import of expensive food onglobal markets fuels domestic inflationExcessive imports putting high pressureon the Naira and hurting the economyNigeria is importing what it can produce inabundanceImport dependency is hurting Nigerianfarmers, displacing local production andcreating rising unemployment*Central Bank of NigeriaRiceWorld’s #2 Importer
  • Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of NigeriaOur Vision is to Make Nigeria an Agriculturally IndustrializedEconomyA government-enabled, private sector-driven approach4Treating agriculture as a developmentprojectFunding isolated projects that do not growthe sector in a clear and measurable wayAllowing big government to crowd-out theprivate sectorWhat we have stopped doing;Treating agriculture as a BUSINESS Integrating food production, storage, foodprocessing and industrial manufacturing by valuechains (“Farm-to-Fork”) Focusing on value chains where Nigeria hascomparative advantage Adopting Import-Substitution measures to drivesector growth Investment-driven strategic partnerships withthe private sector Investment drives to unlock potential of our Statesin agriculture (joint initiatives with StateGovernments) New incentives for private sector (zero % duty onall agricultural machinery and equipmentWhat we have started doing;
  • Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of NigeriaFinancial Accountability for Budget 20125Total Appropriation, Release and Utilization of ATA Capital ExpenditureFunds 2012 (Measure: NGN Billion)55% of BudgetReleasedAppropriated Released UtilizedSource: FMARD
  • Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria6Achievements So FarDoreoAggressive New Policies are Driving theTransformation Agenda
  • Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of NigeriaGrowth Enhancement Support (GES) Scheme Launched in 2012The Government Ended 4 Decades of Corruption in the Seed andFertilizer Sectors Within 90 Days Ended direct procurement and distribution ofseed and fertilizers by the government Private sector seed and fertilizer companiesnow sell directly to farmers Cellphone-based system developed to sendsubsidies via electronic vouchers (e-wallets)directly to farmers via their cellphones Nigeria is 1st country in Africa to develop the E-wallet for input delivery to farmers Reached 1.5 million farmers (7.5 million peopleimpacted) within the first one year First ever database of farmers developed 4.2 million farmers registered in 2012 10 million farmers registered in 20137
  • Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of NigeriaDIGNITY RETURNS TO NIGERIAN FARMERSCellphones Used to End Corruption and Save Government Funds8 N15 billion ($100 million) of fertilizerssold directly to farmers via e-walletsystem N1.5 billion ($10 million) of seeds solddirectly to farmers via e-wallet system Commercial banks lent N3.7 billion toseed companies and agro-dealers 0% rate of default on GES Loans Federal Government, states andfarmers did cost-sharing GES system saved the FederalGovernment N25 billion ($156 million)in 2012Cost-Sharing ArrangementFEDERAL N4.25 Bn 28%STATE N3.75 Bn 24%FARMERS N7.5 Bn 48%
  • Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of NigeriaATA’s Strategy Seeks to Strengthen 10 PriorityValue Chains Across the Nation9North East:CottonOnion,Tomato,SorghumNorth West:CottonOnion,Tomato,SorghumNorthCentral:Maize &SoybeanSouth West:Oil Palm &CocoaSouth East:Oil Palm &CocoaSouth South:Oil Palm & CocoaNational: Rice, Cassava, Livestockand Fisheries are a priority across theNation
  • 1Achievement Highlights• Developing Cassava value chains for new value-add products (high quality cassava flour, cassavachips, ethanol, starch, sweeteners)• Expanding production of high quality cassavaflour to substitute imported wheat in the bakingindustry• Cassava bread development fund established• Secured financing of over $200 million for 18private sector-owned large scale cassava flourprocessing plants with 1.3 million MT capacity• Secured 3.2 million MT contract orders fromChina for export of dried cassava chips forEthanol production• Government provided 30 million bundles ofcassava cuttings free of charge to farmers aroundthe country:- Released 3 pro-vitamin cassava varietiesCassava Value Chain10Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • 1Mr. President launched 40% High Quality Cassava Flour (HQCF)Bread by IITA on 30 November, 2011 and challenged the privatesector to commercialize11Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Within Three Months, Cassava Bread with 20% Cassava Flour and80% Wheat Became Commercially AvailableCassava Bread is 60% of the cost of Wheat Bread and has a highernutritional value112Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Export Opportunities Exist For Dried Cassava ChipsAs the World’s Leading Cassava Producer, Nigeria is Well Positionedto Benefit From This Export Market• The global market for cassava chips is estimatedat US$1.5 to US$2 billion• China is the world’s largest buyer of cassavachips, for Ethanol• China’s demand is sourced mainly from SoutheastAsia: Thailand (54%), Vietnam (38%) andIndonesia (4%)• Nigeria supplies less than 5% of volumes• Nigeria has potential to become major globalplayer within two years (Nigerian dried chipspreferred to South East Asia’s due to higherquality level)1Nigerian Dried ChipsThe Government Has Secured 3.2 million MT Of Contract Orders For NigerianDried Cassava Chips From Chinese Importers13Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Based on Existing Contracts, Nigeria Can Earn Between $802Million and $1.37 Billion From Dried Chips Exports to China andEurope1EUROPE$802mnREVENUES @ $235/MT$1,365mnREVENUES @ $400 / MT3.2mn MT 3.2mn MTCHINA114Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • 1Doreo Nigeria is the largest importer of rice in the world,spending N356bn (>$2bn) per year Federal Government raised tariff on imported brownrice and finished riceAchievement Highlights In the last year, we produced 690,000 MT in the mainseason We did 1.1 million MT during the dry season, the firsttime in Nigeria’s history 13 New Rice Mills with a total capacity of 240,000 MThave been set up by the private sector $1.2 billion financing from the China Exim Bank forprivate sector-owned100 large scale rice processingplants (3 million MT capacity), with a capacity tosubstitute imports Dominion Farms invested $40 million in commercialrice production on 30,000 Ha in Taraba StateRice Value Chain
  • High Quality Nigerian Rice: EBONY Rice, Ebonyi1High Quality Nigerian Rice Rolled Out: EBONY Rice, Ebonyi (March2012)
  • ATA Dry Season Rice Transformation Supported 268,000 farmers on 264,000Ha in Ten Northern StatesFigure 6Number of Farmers ImpactedMeasure: Thousands of Farmers1Ref Appendix F
  • ATA Dry Season Rice Transformation Added Over 1 Million MT of Rice toDomestic ProductionFigure 7Rice Produced By State in ATA Dry Season Rice TransformationMeasure: Thousands of Metric Tons2Ref Appendix F
  • ATA Dry Season Rice Transformation Has Injected 77 Billion Naira Into theEconomy of 10 Northern StatesFigure 8Gross Economic Impact By StateMeasure: Billions of Naira2Ref Appendix F
  • ATA Dry Season Rice Transformation Has Increased the Incomes of farmersby 32 Billion Naira in 10 Northern StatesFigure 9Net Income Impact By StateMeasure: Billions of Naira2Ref Appendix F
  • ATA Dry Season Rice Transformation Has Created 460,000 Jobs in 10Northern StatesFigure 10Job Creation Due to Dry Season RiceMeasure: Thousands of Jobs2Ref Appendix A
  • 3Sorghum TransformationGoal:• Make Nigeria the largest processor of foodsorghum in the world• Unleash new economic opportunities forsorghum farmers across the northAchievement Highlights New High Yielding Sorghum Hybrids Releasedby Nigerian Scientists 515 MT of new sorghum seeds distributed to51,500 farmers, and planted on 51,500 ha Two sorghum hybrids were released, withyield of 3.5-4 MT per ha compared to thenormal yield of 0.5-0.8 MT per ha. 1,000 MT of certified seeds produced to plant100,000 ha of sorghum in 2013 seasonDoreo
  • Sorghum Value-Chain to Expand the Production of Beveragesfrom Malted Sorghum
  • Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development |Nigeria to Have the Largest High Energy Foods Plant in Africa Partnerships developed for theestablishment of the largest highenergy foods plant in Africa, usingsorghum, maize and soybeans forfortified foods.Strategic partnership developedwith the World Food Program topurchase high energy foods fromNigeria Private Sector Partners include: Dangote flour milling/foods Honeywell Superfine FoodsLifeCare Ventures MaltingDala Foods, Kano Aba malting plant34Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • 3DoreoCocoa Value Chain2015 Goal: Double production to500,000 MT through improvedproductivity, rehabilitation ofcocoa plantations and bringingnew areas into cultivationAchievement 420,000 of high yielding cocoahybrid pods or over 14 millioncocoa seedlings distributed(free of charge) 13,000 ha cultivated in hybrids 2,500 hydrocarbon free jutebags distributed to farmers 4,000 pumps procured forfarmers 50,544 farmers benefitted
  • Oil Palm Transformation ActionPlan3 Drive economic Growth for South-South,South-East and South-West region states Replace importation of 300,000 MT ofvegetable oil ($US 500 Million) annuallyAchievement Highlights 1.34 million sprouted seedlings provided to18 oil palm estates (free of charge) A total of 9 million sprouted seedlings hasbeing distributed this year, including tosmallholder farmers (free of charge) Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil(RSPO) certification of farms Increased private sector investments innew plantations
  • 37Cotton Value ChainAchievement Highlights 1,506 tons of improved cotton seedwas distributed free of charge to38,000 farmers in Katsina, Kano,Jigawa, Kebbi, Zamfara, Sokoto, andKaduna states, respectively. 75,319 hectares of cotton wasplanted by an estimated 38,000farmers. The seeds are valued atN234 million. 9 of the 17 functional privateginneries have been revamped 240,000 tons of cotton wasproducedDoreo
  • Summary of Key Initiatives By Value Chain3Cassava 24 Million improved stems distributed to plant 10,000 HaSorghum 500MT of improved seed distributed to cultivate 40,000 HaOil Palm Distribution of 4 million sprouted nuts to plant 28,000 HaCotton 1,506 MT of improved seed distributed to plant 75,000 HaCocoa Distributed 114 million improved seeds to plant 100,000 HaRice-Rainy 7,100 MT of improved seed distributed to plant 117,000 HaRice-Dry 264,000 Hectares supported to produceover 1 Million MT of rice paddyMaize 67,000 MT of improved seed distributed to plant 3.5 million Ha
  • Agricultural Transformation Agenda Adds 9 Million MT of Food in First YearIncluding Rainy Season and Dry Season activity: 80% Above 5 Million MT FoodTarget in 2012 and 45% of Its Total Target of 20 Million MT for 2015Figure 1Realized Additional Food ProductionMeasure: Thousand of Metric Tons3Ref Appendix F
  • Produced 114millionimprovedseeds to plant100k Ha67,000 MT ofimproved seeddistributed to plant3.5 million HaATA Stimulated 2.7 Million Jobs in Rainy Season and Dry Season of 2012 across thevalue chain: 77% of the 2015 Target and Protected an Additional 1.2 Million JobsFigure 2Jobs Created July 2011 to 2012Measure: Thousands of Jobs4Growth EnhancementSupport protected to1.2 Million farmers7,100 MT ofimproved seeddistributed toplant 117k Ha1,506 MT ofimproved seeddistributed toplant 75,000Ha24 Millionimproved stemsdistributed to plant10k Ha500MT of improvedseed distributed tocultivate 40k HaDistribution of 4 millionsprouted nuts to plant 28k HaValue Chainjobs acrossmaize, riceand cassava264,000 Hectaressupported to produceover 1 Million MT of ricepaddyRef Appendix A, B
  • ATA Has Injected 591 Billion Naira Into The Economy Due to Its Activity In Five ValueChains, Cassava, Rice (Dry Season and Rainy Season), Sorghum, Maize and CottonFigure 3Gross Economic ImpactMeasure: Billions of Naira4Ref Appendix F
  • ATA Has Increased Nigerian Farmers’ Net Income by 174 Billion Naira Due toIts Activity in Five Value Chains, Cassava, Rice (Dry Season and RainySeason), Sorghum, Maize and CottonFigure 4Net Economic ImpactMeasure: Billions of Naira4Ref Appendix F
  • 4NIRSAL : ₦75 bn assets to stimulate lending by banks and other financiersGOALExpand banklending inagriculturalvalue chainsRisksharingFacility(₦45B)InsuranceFacility(₦4.5B)Technicalassistancefacility (₦9B)Bankincentivemechanism(₦15B)Agriculturalbank ratingscheme(₦1.5B) Shareslendingrisks withbanks(e.g. 50%lossincurred) Linkinsuranceproductsto the loanprovidedby thebanks toloan bene-ficiaries Build thecapacity ofbanks,micro-financeinstitutions Buildcapacity ofagriculturalvaluechains ExpandfinancialinclusionTargetedincentivesthat movebanks to along term,strategiccommitmentto agriculturallending Ratebanksaccordingto theireffective-ness oflending toagriculture.The Need for Affordable Agricultural Financing is Being TackledNIRSAL, the new CBN financing framework for agriculture, will unlock$3.5 bn of loans from banks at attractive interest ratesNIRSAL is Facilitating SINGLE DIGIT Interest Rate Financing for Agriculture443Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • 4International Partnerships Are Being Formed To PromoteInnovative Financing InitiativesUS Government $100 Million of Guarantees To Complement NIRSALUSAID Administrator, Minister of Agriculture and Central Bank Governorat the MoU Signing Event on 17th January 2013
  • • Funding: Capitalized initially by thePublic Sector ($25 million from theMinistry and KfW), but scaled withPrivate Sector capital• Management: Independent, private-sector fund manager• Target investees: Primarily MSMEs,with select MFIs and other investments• Instruments: Long-term, tailored, andlocal currency denominated finance, aswell as quasi-equity, and otherinnovative financing instruments• Exits: Graduate MSMEs to other formsof commercial financeStructure of FAFINOverview of FAFINFAFIN seeks to generate inclusive growth in agriculture and to increasecommercial capital available for agricultureGovernment is Launching The Fund for Agricultural Financingin Nigeria (FAFIN)From Concept to Reality in Less than A Year445Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • 4UMZA INTERNATIONALFARMSLocal and international operationaland financial investors have committedto investing across all stages of theagricultural supply chainPlanned investments in priorityvalue chains including: aquaculture,cassava, dairy, livestock, maize,mango, orange, palm oil, pineapple,rice, rubber, sesame, tomato, wheatCommitted Investors Value Chain Focus4646Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of NigeriaPrivate Investors Are Increasingly Taking Notice of the NigerianAgriculture Opportunity$3.3 Billion of Investment Commitments in Executed Letters of Intent
  • Additional $6 Billion Indicated CommitmentsSOURCE: Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development 44747Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Over 30 High-Profile Private Investor Meetings Held at MinistrySince January 2013SOURCE: Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development 4
  • 4DoreoTeragro Invests N1billion ($6.2 million) in Processing of FruitJuice Concentrates
  • Nursery EstablishmentWork with New VarietiesDansa Foods Invests $45 million in Planting and Processing ofFruits to Juice Concentrate in Cross Rivers StateNewly Planted Field
  • Nigeria is the biggest tomato producer in Sub-Saharan Africa and the 14thlargest tomato producer globallyFavourable Production Profile2011 Production, Tonnes (000s)2503404075078801801,500Nigeria Cameroon SouthAfricaKenya Ghana Tanzania BeninSource: FAOSTATTomato ProcessingNigeria is Sub-Saharan Africa’s Largest Tomato Producer
  • However, tomatoes are not processed locally, leading toincreasing import dependency of tomato pasteSource: FAOSTAT; Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science, “Investment Opportunities in Tomato Processing in Kano,” December 2012; Industry InterviewsNigeria is the 8th largest importer of tomatopaste in the worldTonnes (000s)862216CAGR 18%2000 2005 20102010RankCountry Imports(ThousandTonnes)1 Germany 2262 Italy 1743 United Kingdom 1544 Russia 1475 France 1096 Japan 1057 Iraq 1008 Nigeria 869 Poland 7910 Libya 70Growing Tomato Paste Imports
  • Dansa Foods Invests $30 million in Tomato Farming andProcessing in Kano StateTomato Processing PlantTomato Farm Greenhouse53Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • 5Livestock OpportunityHalal Certified Beef Investment Takes Off in NigeriaCAPACITY/day• 300 Cows• 890 Sheep• 1870 GoatsPrivate Investor Invests $6 Million in Halal Certified BeefProcessing Plant
  • Major Financial Institutions are Backing Nigeria’s AgriculturalTransformation Agenda (ATA)$500 million$80 million$500 millionNigeria nowPriority country$5 Million$ 100 Million £ 37 million$ 1.5 Million$250 million
  • President’s Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on the ATA Convenedin Geneva on 22nd January 2013Advise on Optimal Strategies in Implementing Nigeria’s ATAEGP Members; Kanayo F. Nwanze (President, IFAD), Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh (CEO,Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.), Bill Gates (Chairman, Microsoft), Kofi Annan (Former UNSecretary General) and Donald Kaberuka (President, African Development Bank), with H.E.President Goodluck E. Jonathan and Hon. Minister Akinwumi A. Adesina
  • Nigeria’s Agricultural Agenda Featured at Dedicated Session atthe 2013 World Economic Forum Davos - 23rd January 2013
  • 5Score CardSummary
  • ATA Strategy is to Provide an Enabling Environment for the PrivateSector to Invest in the Nigerian Agricultural SectorMaking Agriculture a business, not a development project5Agribusiness and Food• Over $8 Billion incommitments toexisting andplannedinvestments• Expansion of Notore’sPlant with a jointinvestment of $1.3 Billionby Notore and MitsubishiCorporation• Dangote Group investing $3.5 Billion to put up largesturea plant in Africa• Indorama investing $1.2billion in new fertilizer plant• Development of 3agricultural StapleCrop ProcessingZonesInputs Processing
  • Cassava Transformation PlanDriving Economic Development Through Value Addition6TargetsTarget Status Achievement1.) Secure 900,000Mt of dried cassavachip exportcontracts by 2015Ahead ofTarget• 2.2 Million achieved in 2012; 1.3 Millionahead of target2.) To ensuresustained supply ofhigh quality cassavaflour by 2014On Target • 1.3 Million Mt of HQCF provided in 2012• 40% substitution attainable3.) To increase useof cassava andreduce importationof wheat by 2012On Target • Wheat Imports declined from 4.05 millionMT in 2010 to 3.7 million MT in 2012• Cassava Bread Development Fundfunded through wheat tariffs
  • Rice Transformation PlanNigeria Will be Self Sufficient in Four Years6TargetsTarget Status2012Achievement 20121.) To make Nigeriaself sufficient in riceproduction andensure availabilityof adequatenumbers ofintegrated mills in2014On Target • 1.76 Million Mt of Rice Paddy Production(2012/2013)• Pioneer government dry season ricesupport policy• 14 Integrated rice Mills planned: totalcapacity of over 850,000 Mt
  • Growth Enhancement Support (GES)Putting Inputs Directly in the Hands of Farmers6Target Status2012Achievement 20121.) To ProvideFertilizer and OtherAgricultural InputsDirectly to FarmersOn Target • Delivered subsidized seed and fertilizer to1.5 million farmers within 120 days• Increased the percentage of farmersreceiving subsidized inputs from 11%under old system to 70%• Growth in the number of seed companiesfrom 11 to 70• Federal savings of N25 Billion2.) To DevelopFarmer DatabaseOn Target • 4.2 Million farmers registered in 2012• 10 Million farmers registered in 2013
  • The Success of ATA has impacted the Nigerian Economy6TargetsTarget Status Achievement1.) Increase agriculturalcontribution to non-oilexport and increaseearnings by $128 Billion by2012Ahead ofTarget• Earnings increased byN759Billion in 20122.) To increase agriculturalexports by 364,308MtAhead ofTarget• Exports increased by 821, 588Mtin 20123.) To reduce agriculturalimports by N350 billion by2012Ahead ofTarget• Imports reduced by N857 Billionby 20124.) To create 3.5 Millionjobs by 2015Ahead ofTarget• 2.2 Million jobs already createdby 2012/2013
  • 6DoreoFlood Recovery
  • 6Inundation and Crop loss in 12 worst affected states of NigeriaUsing Satellite Imagery and Remote SensingState Inundation (Ha) Crop loss (Ha)Total Cultivatedcrop Area (sq.km.)Total CultivatedCrop Area (Ha)% of cultivatedarea thatexperiencedloss at peakinundationFGN funddisbursed toStates (₦)mAnambra 118300 42100 1079.9 107990 39 500Kogi 341900 72200 2506.7 250670 28.8 500Bayelsa 11600 569 30.8 3080 18.5 500Taraba 256800 106400 7515.4 751540 14.2 400Edo 55500 18500 1674.2 167420 11.1 400Adamawa 151800 31700 3082 308200 10.3 500Delta 17400 6730 760.3 76030 8.9 500Nasarawa 152100 49900 7355.8 735580 6.8 400Niger 187900 52800 9812 981200 5.4 400Benue 93200 25800 5269.8 526980 4.9 500Kebbi 7470 1490 985 98500 1.5 250Rivers 2330 300Total 1,393,970 410,519 4,007,190Total cultivated area(National) (Ha) 40,000,000Percentage of Cultivatedarea lost (%) 1.03
  • Flood Recovery Food Production Programme₦ 9.7 Billion Budget approved by Mr. President6Release of foodfrom strategic foodreserveAcceleratedacquisition ofimproved seeds forfarmersFarm Input Support for Farmers for floodrecovery and dry season cultivationRelease 40,000Mt ofMaize, sorghum,millet and Gari foodfrom the reserve silosacross the country• 14,300 MT of rice seedto plant 300,000 ha ofrice for flood recovery• 16,831 MT of rice seedfor dry seasoncultivation on 336,000ha of rice land• 111 MT of 60-daysmaturing maize toplant 5,500 ha• 170,000 bundles ofcassava bundles toplant 3,400 ha;• 7.2 million yamcuttings to plant 120ha• Banana and plantainInputs are being distributed to 260,000farmers1. Affected farmers receive inputs free ofcharge2. Farmers in non-affected areas in floodaffected states receive subsidizedinputs to produce more food for theirstates3. Farmers in other parts of Nigeria notaffected by the floods receive improvedseeds and fertilizers, pumps etc. toproduce more food4. Accelerated dry season production ofmaize and rice in 10 States inNorthwest region
  • 6Distributing Grains to Flood VictimsLeveraging of Strategic Grain Reserves
  • Flood Recovery Food Production Programme has mitigated foodshortage, provided food supply buffer and avoided a food crisis6Increased production under flood recoveryfood production programmeProduction of crops under flood recovery plan and dry season maize and rice cultivationMeasure: Mt
  • 6DoreoNetwork of silos with 500,000 MT capacity completed in past 12 monthsGovernment will concession to private sector to manage and operate669Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria
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