NIRSAL Signed MoU with Syngenta Agrochemical Company to Boost Small holder Farmers
NIRSAL today 15th April ,2018 signed a memorandum of understanding MOU with syngenta agrochemical company- a renowned global brand involved in the development and production of seeds and crops protection products.
The MoU was signed by MD/ CEO of NIRSAL, Mr. Aliyu Abdulhameed and the regional director, Africa of syngenta,Mr . luzius caviezel in abuja.
According to Mr. Aliyu Abdulhameed , the partnership will provide productivity- enhancing technology and practices for small holder farmers in Nigeria; Also providing a wide range of Support services such as the improvement of seed yields, teaching of best farm practices, and effective capacity building for farmers and other stakeholders.
Speaking in Abuja at the MoU signing ceremony, Mr. Aliyu Abdulhammed said the agency, as a risk management company, would continually work with key agricultural value chain players to develop and ensure the adoption of sustainable productivity, enhancing technology and practices for smallholder farmers.
He said one of the nation’s key challenges, was how to ensure food security, feed a rising population while ensuring sustainable income for smallholder farmers who constitute the largest portion of the farming populace.
Abdulhammed said: “This partnership is a critical component of NIRSAL’s value chain fixing mandate as this would ensure the availability and use of quality inputs, modern technology, best agronomical practices, embracing best crop protection science and the transfer of the knowledge requisite for enhanced crop production and guarantee optimal yields of between 40-80 per cent.
The NIRSAL boss further disclosed that the productivity enhancing technology and practices for smallholder farmers have been tested, validated and adopted across various countries like South Africa, Kenya, Morocco, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, France, Italy, Spain, UK, USA and Canada.
Abdulhammed said NIRSAL remained passionate about its mandate of rejuvenating agriculture and agribusiness in Nigeria via various partnerships. “We recently signed MOUs and entered into series of partnerships with key agricultural value chain players over the past.