Agriculture

The glorious years of agriculture in Nigeria where its world share of groundnut was 42%, palm oil, 27% and cocoa, 18% beckons. What has not changed over the past years of decline, are the favourable weather condition, the growing youthful population and the over 344,500 sq.km of arable land in the country. Agriculture has the potential for food security, poverty reduction, employment generation and export earnings for the country. However, challenges have beset the agricultural sector development over the years including farm to market link, improved planting materials, access to capital, poor rural infrastructure and the intractable rural urban migration.

Lessons from successful agriculture experience outside the country and within suggest that the various arms of government need to play their parts well. At the federal level, there is the need for appropriate fiscal policies to encourage profitable engagement in agriculture. At the state and local government levels, governments should enable an environment where farmlands are easily available to small holders, appropriate farm to market structures instituted to reduce perennial crop damages and other forms of support including guarantee schemes.

Amongst others, our firm can work with these governments to create enabling environment including the development of business incubation strategies to encourage young and enterprising youths to take to agriculture. We would provide advisory, especially to the local governments; in developing strategies to take the youth back to the farms and provide allied support services to the burgeoning farmers across the country. Food security is possible and our team includes practitioners with first-hand experience in farming and poultry business. From preparing for farming to harvesting, and farm to market concerns, to capital issues, we will collaborate with you to deliver all round value.