Monday, 6 May 2019

AGRICULTURAL PROFESSIONALS SUGGEST WAYS OF BOOSTING AGRO-EXPORT IN NIGERIA

The Managing Director, Vintage Farms and Products, Chief Mike Elechi, is positioning himself to earn revenue from exports.

Fellow Nigerians, are you aware that our crude oil will soon become useless? Yes, it will, in no distant time, become valueless owing to the fact that the countries that rely on it as their only source of energy are developing more affordable alternative sources of energy. When this finally happens, what will we do? How are we currently preparing for this imminent economic doom? Which other sector will continue to stabilize our economy? Nigerians, the only solution is developing the agricultural sector. In fact, this is the only solution. Very soon, the major source of revenue will become agriculture and agro-exports. How are you positioning yourself to play big in agro-export business? Why don’t you get a practical manual that explains the stages of export trade from processing and packaging of commodities to receipt of payment by the foreign buyers? Yes, arm yourself with the contemporary trends in export trade. This manual explains export operations, export management, export documentations and methods of payment in export trade? Yes, it is a contemporary step-by-step guide to export trade. It tells all the contemporary dynamics in export trade. To get it, click on the link below:

As part of such effort, he has been engaging his employees on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) such as restriction on the use of pesticides and fungicides in cultivating crops.

Chief Elechi, who is also the First Deputy President, Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce, Mines and Agriculture (PHCCIMA) produces organic produce, which, according to experts, does not require use of pesticides and fungicides.

The exporter threw his hat in the organic produce business because organic agro produce always attract the best prices at the world market. http://www.tectono-business.com/2016/02/contemporary-step-by-step-guide-to.html Chief Elechi, who also cultivates a variety of crops including vegetables, told newsmen that he embraced organic agriculture to prevent his produce from being rejected at the international market.

Apart from routine engagement with his farm hands on GAP, Chief Elechi has also taken  steps to improve  safety and quality of   produce. He has also received series of trainings on how to grow crops without  chemical  fertiliser  to  meet international requirements. Some of these steps became imperative because with zero certification on global GAP certification, Nigerians find it difficult to export agro-allied produce to Europe.

The Managing Director and CEO, ABX World Nigeria, Mr. John Okakpu, who made this concern known, has since been visiting farms to get them certified by GLOBAL GAP, the non-governmental organisation that sets voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural goods around the world. http://www.tectono-business.com/2016/02/contemporary-step-by-step-guide-to.html    

Through such visits, Okakpu has been helping farmers and exporters learn good agricultural practices such as the minimal use of pesticides and fungicides. He also trains them on a variety of things including the use of fertiliser, chemicals, hygiene, health or safety, and on how to bring a quality product that is acceptable for export to the marketplace.

To   prevent exports rejection, Publicity Secretary, National Cashew Association of Nigeria (NCAN), Anga Sotonye, said he has established a cashew nursery in Ogun State with 200,000 seedlings. http://www.tectono-business.com/2016/02/contemporary-step-by-step-guide-to.html The farm is operated 100 per cent organic to prevent exports rejection.

To increase the national  production from  220, 000 metric tonnes of cashew to 500,000, Sotonye said   more  cashew trees have  to  be planted to catch  up with  competitors such as  Ivory Coast.

Have you heard this? Many Nigerian exporters have been defrauded of huge amount of money in the process of exporting commodities to foreign countries. Do you know why? They were not trained on export operations, management, documentations and the best methods of payment in export trade. This is terrible!!! Nigerians cannot continue to lose money to foreigners in the course of export business. Exporters, why don’t you get a practical manual that teaches the stages of export trade from processing and packaging of commodities to receipt of payment by the foreign buyers. It teaches export operations, export management, export documentations and methods of payment in export trade? It is a contemporary step-by-step guide to export trade. It tells all the contemporary dynamics in export trade. To get it, click on the link below:

Sotonye said the development of new plantation and replanting of old and uneconomical cashew gardens with high yielding varieties should be major activities of the cashew growing states. He said this will ensure increased production of the commodity.

The situation is the same in the cocoa segment of the export business. For instance, the National President, Federation of Agricultural Commodities of Nigeria (FACAN), Dr. Victor Iyama, said Nigeria faces a shortage in cocoa supply, as the nation is running out of cocoa farmers.

He noted that there is need to raise awareness about critical issues that are presently not receiving sufficient attention. He also said there is need to initiate strategies to ensure the sustainability of the cocoa industry.

Hmmm!!! Folks, let us say the truth and shame the devil. Many Nigerian non-oil products exporters have been defrauded of huge amount of money in the process of exporting agricultural commodities and solid minerals to foreign countries. Do you know why? They were not trained on export operations, management, documentations and the best methods of payment in export trade. This is terrible!!! Nigerians cannot continue to lose money to foreigners in the course of export business. Exporters, would you like to keep on being scammed? Why don’t you get a practical manual that explains the stages of export trade from processing and packaging of commodities to receipt of payment by the foreign buyers? It explains export operations, export management, export documentations and methods of payment in export trade? Yes, it is a contemporary step-by-step guide to export trade. It tells all the contemporary dynamics in export trade. To get it, click on the link below:
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According to Iyama, the cocoa supply chain has not been economically viable because farmers often face low yields due to low productivity, degraded soil fertility, pests and other environmental factors.

To boost export, he said more farmers have to be trained in good agricultural practices so that they can grow cocoa more sustainably and improve yields. http://www.tectono-business.com/2016/02/contemporary-step-by-step-guide-to.html He said his association is working with industry partners to provide direct investment in cocoa growing communities to help improve production and ensure a reliable supply of high-quality cocoa for exports.

Looking back at the past years, Iyama said Nigeria needs to do more to contribute to global agricultural production and trade. http://www.tectono-business.com/2016/02/contemporary-step-by-step-guide-to.html He said there should be  increased diversification of agricultural exports, both in terms of destination and type of products.

Experts note that diversification, along with strong public policies will allow the country to better deal with the impact of fluctuating commodity prices in international markets. (Nation)

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