Nigeria: Agro-input Dealers Say Adequate Farm Inputs will Boost Productivity
The Nigeria Agro Inputs Dealers Association (NAIDA) says the provision of adequate and affordable farm inputs will boost agricultural productivity in the country, according to an article on BusinessDayOnline.com.
Alhaji Saidu Zakari, President of the association, said this on Wednesday in an interview in Abuja on the sidelines of a conference organised by the Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI).
CARI is a programme of German Development Cooperation (GIZ), aimed at developing rice farming and making farm inputs available, affordable, and accessible to farmers.
Zakari said that seeds, fertilisers and crop protection materials (agro-chemicals) were essential for improving the productivity and income of smallholder farmers in developing countries.