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Nigerian Start-ups trained in agribusiness

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 A to­tal of 30 start-ups have been trained in food pro­cess­ing, pack­ag­ing and stor­age, fish farm­ing and or­ganic poul­try.
The Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Abuja En­ter­prise Agency, Mal. Arabi Muhammed Tukur giv­ing cer­tifi­cate to one of the par­tic­i­pants of the agribusi­ness devel­op­ment train­ing while Man­ager HR, Mr Chudi Ezirigwe looks on.
PHOTO: AEA

 

The agri-busi­ness devel­op­ment train­ing which was or­gan­ised by Abuja En­ter­prise Agency was geared to­wards en­light­en­ing par­tic­i­pants on sev­eral value ad­di­tions that can be de­rived from dif­fer­ent agri­cul­tural prod­ucts as well as pro­vide in­for­ma­tion on the var­i­ous op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able along the value chains.

One of the par­tic­i­pants, Ade­goke Olani­hun, said the train­ing af­forded him the op­por­tu­nity to in­ter­act with play­ers in agribusi­ness. “The height of the train­ing for me was when we were taken to the field to see peo­ple do­ing the busi­ness and had in­ter­ac­tions with them.

One of the par­tic­i­pants, Ade­goke Olani­hun, said the train­ing af­forded him the op­por­tu­nity to in­ter­act with play­ers in agribusi­ness. “The height of the train­ing for me was when we were taken to the field to see peo­ple do­ing the busi­ness and had in­ter­ac­tions with them.

“With the in­spi­ra­tion I got and the train­ing I re­ceived l, I hope to start my own agribusi­ness be­fore the year runs out,” he said.

The man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of the agency, Malam Arabi Muhammed Tukur, said the ob­jec­tive of the train­ing was to start-up en­trepreneurs in agribusi­ness as well as iden­tify ex­ist­ing busi­nesses in the agri­cul­ture sec­tor that could be grown.

“The tar­get is to start build­ing the mind­set of peo­ple en­gag­ing in agri­cul­ture,” he stated.

The As­sis­tant Gen­eral Man­ager, Re­la­tion­ship Man­age­ment of Nige­ria Incentive-Based Risk Shar­ing Sys­tem for Agri­cul­tural Lend­ing (NIRSAL), said NIRSAL’s role is to pro­vide cred­it­based guar­an­tees for (SMEs) when they want to ac­cess fi­nance from com­mer­cial banks.

The As­sis­tant Gen­eral Man­ager, Re­la­tion­ship Man­age­ment of Nige­ria Incentive-Based Risk Shar­ing Sys­tem for Agri­cul­tural Lend­ing (NIRSAL), said NIRSAL’s role is to pro­vide cred­it­based guar­an­tees for (SMEs) when they want to ac­cess fi­nance from com­mer­cial banks.

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