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September 27, 2023

FNS DG Lauds FTF Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity for Remarkable Impacts

The Focal Person, Nigeria Agricultural Growth Scheme (NAGS) and DG/CEO, Feed Nigeria Summit (FNS), Mr Richard-Mark Mbaram, has commended the remarkable achievements and progress made during the years of the programme of the USAID Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity.

Speaking on Wednesday in Abuja during the Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity Multi-Stakeholders’ Roundtable organized by Feed the Future, Mbaram said that the FNS Deal Room platform, which is a partnership between the CNFA/USAID and the FNS, is a valuable tool for facilitating investment in the Nigerian agricultural sector.

In his words, “The Feed Nigeria Summit Deal Room is a pivotal platform that unites investors, agribusinesses, and various stakeholders to facilitate investments in Nigeria’s agricultural sector. This innovative platform enables businesses to present their investment proposals to potential investors and provides investors with insights into the latest investment opportunities within the sector.”

Mbaram also noted that the FNS is the first initiative in Africa to bring together the public and private sectors to dialogue on agricultural development. He thanked USAID/CNFA for their partnership and impact on smallholder farmers over the years.

Responding to a participant’s question about the neglect of maize in the agricultural sector, Mr. Mbaram underscored the importance of maize in ensuring food security and availability. He informed the audience that stakeholders within the Nigeria Agricultural Growth Scheme are actively working together to ensure an adequate supply of maize for both human consumption and livestock feed.

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