10,000 smallholder farmers in Nigeria to be empowered through the Value Seeds and Mastercard Foundation Partnership

Published Aug 26, 2021

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Lagos, Nigeria — Value Seeds Limited, an indigenous crop seed production, solution, and development company, in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation will empower 10,000 smallholder farmers in Nigeria with the distribution of farm supplements. Women will constitute 70% of the program ’s participants who will be selected from 22 local governments in five states, including Kaduna, Kano, Niger, Benue, and Katsina. The agricultural supplements to be distributed include fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, agrochemicals, Knapsack sprayers, and sachet tomato seeds. In addition to the provision of farm inputs for maize and rice seedlings, the program will also promote financial inclusion, support the improvement of yield, provide access to best agronomical practices, and create linkages to premium markets. In 2021, 4,000 women and youth will be provided with farm inputs and training for agronomical practices, especially in maize and rice farming and an additional 6,000 women ...
Source: All Africa
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