How Can One Tap Into The Value Chain System In Nigeria’s Agriculture? Part 1

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Value chain refers to all activities that is involved in getting a product to the market, each activity adding value at different stages. These activities include those before actual production, during production, and even after production. Every product has its value chain. In agriculture, the ultimate goal of the farmer is to get his produce to market at good price. However, to get to the stage of harvesting and having produce to sell he is faced with a lot of challenges to overcome. And where there is/are challenges there are opportunities. Below are some activities in agricultural production which form part of the value chain, helps farmers, agro-allied companies, industries and the final consumer achieve their goals.

Input Supply: The farmer desires good yield from his crops and livestock. To achieve this he needs seeds/seedlings, fertilizers/organic manure, water supply especially during the dry season, weed and pest control etc. On…

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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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