Current Affairs

Can Farmcrowdy Revolutionise Agriculture Finance?

Farmcrowdy is an agric-tech platform that gives Nigerians the opportunity to participate in Agriculture by connecting farm sponsors with real farmers for the purpose of producing high-quality farm produce. Their declared mandate is to empower rural farmers, contribute to food security in Nigeria and provide a healthy means of engaging people with Agriculture from a profit driven perspective.

Central Bank of Nigeria Agricultural Grants

To fast-track the development of the agricultural sector, and to encourage farmers and investors to embrace agriculture, the federal government of Nigeria has set up different schemes and programs to provide funds regarding loans and grants to large and small-scale farmers. farmers. These credit facilities are made available by the federal government to the public and cover a range of agricultural practices including crop cultivation and livestock rearing.

The Grassroots Challenge

Over 80% of Nigerians live in the rural areas. Ironically the rural areas remain most deficient of amenities such as good roads, good educations, good water supply, good health care system etc. This instigates persistent rural-urban drift which consequently generates a myriad of socio-economy problems for both rural and urban centers.

A Corruption Conundrum

A lot of people say Corruption is Nigeria's biggest challenge. It is clear to every citizen that the level of corruption in the country is high. It's found in every sector of society. The effect has been the entrenchment of a culture of dishonesty in public institutions and consequently distrust of same by the average citizen.In Nigeria, corruption takes many shapes :embezzlement, bribery, rigging in elections and so on. How would you rate ongoing efforts of government to fight corruption in Nigeria?

Fulani Herdsmen Challenge

According to social media discussions, they are considered the greatest menace in Nigeria after the terrorist group known as Boko Haram. The media reports incidents of brutal murders all along their path as they drive their livestock Southward. The social media see them as a tribal and religious menace. However the government appear unwilling to do anything to allay the fears of the ordinary citizen ; and the foreign media brushes it all off as skirmishes over land. How sincere has the government been about addressing the Fulani herdsmen situation?

Volunteer

NIGERIA GRASS ROOTS DEVELOPMENT VOLUNTEERS is a private initiative under the CISTD Foundation (www.cogniscifoundation.org) founded in 2013 and legally registered with the registrar of companies as a company limited by guarantee with no share capital in May, 2013.
The Goal of the initiative is to support the improvement of life of vulnerable and marginalized community groups in selected poverty stricken and resource scarce areas in Nigeria focusing more on rural areas and urban slums.

Back To The Lands

Our agricultural enterprises development advice program titled BACK TO THE LANDS , a 30 minutes program which will run 4 times every day, seven days a week. The purpose of this programme is to present ideas and information on establishing new agricuture-based enterprises either at farm or processing level, to interested Nigerians all over the world.

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