By Sunusi Bature Dawakin Tofa
One of Africa’s leading food processing and Agribusiness companies, Dantata Foods and Allied Products Company Limited (Nigeria) in partnership with the UK based innovative and Agric-technology firm RegenFARM Limited and the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office of the British Government under its Agricultural sector intervention (LINKS Project) are delighted to announce the pioneering of Regenerative Agriculture project, the first of its kind in Nigeria.
This tripartite partnership is aimed at increasing quality food production, enhancing export opportunities of Nigeria’s Agricultural commodities, and improve soil fertility, nutrients content, and organic matter. A technology platform has been developed and it is designed to assist with the management of various food value chains, offering complete traceability from farmers to end-users (customers).
It is a fact that Nigeria faces the challenges of soil degradation through flooding, erosion, and continued cultivation which led to lower productivity of farm produce in the country; the consistent application of inorganic fertilizer, pesticides, and weed control chemicals have been discovered to have negative implication to the sustainability of farmlands over the years.
With a financing commitment from The Central Bank of Nigeria under the Prime Anchor Borrowers Programme, the consortium of the private sector and government bodies would rollout an innovative approach to support smallholder farmers on the new technics of Regenerative Agriculture practices in the country.
Over two hundred thousand farmers (200,000) are expected to be engaged by the initiative on a long-term basis across a number of Nigerian states; which includes Kano, Cross River, Jigawa, Kaduna, Bauchi, Katsina, Kebbi, Benue, Niger, and Plateau.
In a partnership meeting, the Managing Director/CEO of RegenFARM Limited Mr. Jason Haywarda said Regenerative Agriculture would be an all-embracing opportunity for the Agro-processing industry in the country, as the smallholder farmer out-growers productivity, profitability, and resilience to climate change will be greatly enhanced.
While responding, the Chairman/CEO Dantata Foods and Allied Company Limited Alh. Tajudeen Aminu Dantatav confirmed that the partnership has already galvanized access to markets in the UK and other parts of Europe for the organic commodities produced under the Regenerative Agriculture practices.
Dantata Foods & Allied Products Limited is a Nigerian Company based in Kano. It is involved in Agricultural Production, manufacturing, and processing. It is also involved in the export and distribution of Agro-allied products, as well as Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG).
Incorporated in 2005 to deal in agricultural products for exports and local distribution, DFAP has over the years diversified its portfolio of business interests and activities. In addition to overseeing the import and export, cleaning, and transport of products across Nigeria. The company is involved in the production and packaging of food and beverages.
DFAP is one of the leading companies in the export of grains from Nigeria with a solid reputation among exporters, local buyers, market traders, and farmers, particularly for sesame seeds, groundnut, Soy beans and sorghum. Commodity export is one of our core businesses with a long history in Nigeria and we foresee an even brighter future in the sector.
The long-term investments and plans of the company indicate that positive and continuous growth in the sector is expected over the coming years. The Company intends to expand its processing operations with Soya beans, Rice, and Animal Feed Mills. Dantata Foods and Allied Products Company Limited also manages a number of farmers in various States in Nigeria to cultivate over One Hundred thousand Hectares (100,000 ha) of specific crops.
Dantata Foods have aggregated and monitored farmers in the aspect of livestock and animal husbandry. With all these achievements, the Company wants to build a strong relationship with the Central Bank of Nigeria to stand out as a reliable implementing partner for farmers’ aggregation and Agro-allied development projects.
On the other hand, RegenFARM Limited, UK
offers an alternative design and decision-making tool for farmers, consultants, and food supply chain companies seeking ways to organically produce food using regenerative agriculture methods.
The company based in the UK is an Innovation Integrator SaaS Platform and marketplace, where you will find all the services and products you need in one place to make your regenerative agriculture farm design successful.
RegenFARM Platform is a combination of a consulting service and an Agritech tool; it uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to offer a superior digital farm design consulting capability. It is quicker, cheaper, more accurate, and scalable than conventional services and is able to simulate, calculate, and manage the change processes to a regenerative system.
The use of Regenerative Agriculture inherently enhances on-farm biodiversity and water storage capacity, and therefore RegenFARM Platform offers a cross-over to other complementary industries and sectors which are focused on, for example, conservation of wildlife and the retention of rainwater in the landscape to rehydrate arid landscapes.
Sanusi Bature is the General Manager, Corporate Services Dantata Foods and Allied Products Company Limited
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Galadima Knocks Nigeria Sports Handlers Over Laziness in Talent Development,
By Abdulgafar Oladimeji.
Former chairman, Nigeria Football Association , NFA Ibrahim Galadima(MFR) has faulted the administration, promotion and development of sports in Nigeria, noting that the continuous degenerating global status of Nigeria on the sporting arena could be attributed to laziness.
The outspoken sports administrator stated that the absence of clear cut policies on how sports should be driven in Nigeria constitutes parts of the factors that has enrolled Nigeria on the path of total failure.
Galadima in his remarks on ( Thursday)at a one day workshop organized by Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN Kano state chapter held at the conference hall of the Kano state Sports Commission with the theme “Early Warnings and Security Vigilance At Sports Events, he said “we re yet to clearly structure and drive the message clearly to say whether we are in sports for business or for leisure purposes.”
“our sports is going through difficult times, certainly, the Kenyans have a clear concentration, they have shown clearly where they belong by dominating marathon races, recently they came to Kaduna and stamped their dominance.
“The abundant talent in Nigeria remained untapped, no age group graduation, even if you are in Chad, you are considered as a foreign based athlete, we are now so lazy in identifying talents.” Galadima lamented.
He alleged that lack of trust and confidence has sent sponsors out of the industry, adding that potential brand sponsors are shying away from injecting their monies into the industry for the fear of unaccountability.
TRIBUTE TO PROF. IBRAHIM AGBOOLA GAMBARI CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE PRESIDENT FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA🇳🇬, AN ASTUTE LEADER, AND GLOBAL STATESMAN AT 76th
By Alh. Dr Bello Al- Adam
On behalf of myself and my family, I join millions of friends and well-wishers to felicitate with a renowned diplomat and international statesman on this special occasion of your 76th Birthday.
My family and I are proud to be associated with you, therefore we heartily congratulate you for a life of exploit in Diplomacy, Academia, and Administration, both at National and International levels.
Indeed, you are an epitome of leadership and *AN OUTSTANDING ORBITER OF A GREAT AFRICAN VISION* for your good work and the selflessness in Promotion of Diplomacy, Democracy and Developments.
May Almighty Allah (SWT) continue to give you more Protection, sound Health, Longer Years of Fruitful Living and Greater Fulfilment of your aspirations to the highest level
Your unwavering support and succour for the downtrodden and your relentless pursuit for the betterment of Humanity towards ensuring a Developmental stride in the country have not gone unnoticed. They are laudable, commendable and well appreciated by Mr.President.
On this day, I wish you the best life has got to offer, *while praying that Allah increases you in Health and keep protecting you against hypocritical enemies of our president and the Government which you serve unflinchingly*.
Kindly accept the assurances of my esteem regards, Happy many more years in returns Sir.
ONCE MORE, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIR
Alh. Dr. Bello Al-Adam
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