twitter RSS Feed linkedin acp contact

Empowering farmers through backward integration strategy

Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc (FMN), has over the years, continued to invest in developing infrastructure required to secure its supply chain and ensure the sustainability of its operations

slide0001 image001FMN has also invested in the manufacture and marketing of laminated woven polypropylene sacks and flexible packaging materials. (Image source: FMN)

In the agricultural sector, FMN has developed a unique ecosystem where it partners with local farmers as a source for its essential raw materials for production.

To strengthen the capabilities of these farmers, FMN through the operations of its subsidiary, Golden Agri Inputs (GAIL) continues to provide adequate support in the areas of input provision, specialised training, agronomy support and related extension services.

GAIL essentially offers a platform that supports and strengthens FMN’s well-defined Backward Integration Programmes in cassava, oil palm, sugar, soybean and maize. In addition to providing extension services to farmers, GAIL develops out-grower schemes for more than 50,000 farmers across Nigeria.

Partnering with Corteva Agriscience, it also distributes hybrid pioneer maize seeds to partner farmers across the country. Additionally, GAIL is developing a seed propagation facility to ensure availability of seeds locally, at affordable prices.

slide0001 image003Harnessing the expertise and reach of its business, FMN through Golden Fertiliser Company Ltd has continued to flourish in Nigeria as the farmers’ friend, with its flagship brand “Golden Fertiliser” providing an array of blended NPK variants, an effective distribution network and insurance for its quality fertilisers.

This insurance is a partnership between Pula and Leadway Assurance, ensuring compensation for a shortfall in expected yield on the area planted by the farmer. The organisation is also participating in the Federal government's presidential fertiliser initiative, providing fertilisers at a subsidised rate.

FMN has, over the years, further invested in the vertical integration of its business through the manufacture and marketing of laminated woven polypropylene sacks and flexible packaging materials.

Through one of its divisions, Bagco, which is a manufacturer of total packaging solutions and Africa’s largest and leading commercial manufacturer of premium bags sustained through state-of-the-art machinery. With a heritage of more than 47 years, Bagco supports both the industrial and agricultural sectors of Nigeria, by supplying quality polypropylene sacks and flexible packaging materials.

FMN continues to demonstrate its commitment to the environment and corporate social responsibility by engaging only in sustainable business activities and social investments to improve the lives of communities where it does business.


LATEST NEWS IN Machinery & Equipment

Compostable crop sensors on the cards

Compostable crop sensors on the cards

An international research collaboration is planning to explore new ways of monitoring crop growth with biodegradable sensors which can be composted at the end of their lifespan The US$2.2mn CHIST-ERA project,...

Pöttinger presents new grassland products

Pöttinger presents new grassland product…

Grassland specialist Pöttinger has once again launched a new range of innovations for the new season, with something new for every link in the harvesting chain – from mowing, tedding...

JOSKIN continues and strengthens its ‘Advantage’ series production

JOSKIN continues and strengthens its ‘Ad…

Joskin’s ‘Advantage’ series production concept continues to gain momentum, in particular with the regular addition of new ranges and models

AGRF, Heifer International and Generation Africa announce Pitch AgriHack 2022

AGRF, Heifer International and Generatio…

African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), Heifer International and Generation Africa has announced the launch of Pitch AgriHack 2022, marking the second year the organisations have come together, to provide cash...

Complete whitefish processing solution by Marel and Curio partnership

Complete whitefish processing solution b…

Marel and Curio have together unveiled their new whitefish processing solution, ideal for small processors looking to increase automation in the face of labour shortages

Mastercard and Ecobank Group to empower smallholder farmers through financial inclusion

Mastercard and Ecobank Group to empower …

Mastercard and Ecobank Group have partnered to connect millions of smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa to Mastercard’s Farm Pass – a digital platform that makes it safer and easier for...

Prev Next

OTHER RELATED ARTICLES - Machinery & Equipment

Tractor power; the 60-130hp range

Tractor power; the 60-130hp range

The popular power output for new tractors sold in Africa is from 60 to about 130hp, a power range that covers many of the specialist fruit and vineyard models as...

Krone and Lemken present autonomous system

Krone and Lemken present autonomous syst…

Krone and Lemken, through a joint project, have launched a design concept – Combined Powers – which is an autonomous ‘process unit’ consisting a drive unit and various implements

XAG suggests drones could outsmart locust swarms at night in Nigeria

XAG suggests drones could outsmart locus…

The UN has warned that East Africa remains under the threat of desert locust invasions, due to the prevailing favourable breeding conditions which enable new swarms to form and increase

Making noise in the tractor market

Making noise in the tractor market

New Holland Agriculture and Trelleborg Wheel Systems have partnered in a marketing programme aimed at focusing customer and dealer attention on an award-winning tractor – and its tires

Case IH launches new Farmall JXM series tractors

Case IH launches new Farmall JXM series …

UK-headquartered Case IH has launched a new series of Farmall JXM tractors that offer a balance of design and strength

APV presents Grassland Harrow

APV presents Grassland Harrow

APV, agricultural technology provider, has unveiled Grassland Harrow to boost agricultural productivity

ANDRITZ extrusion technology for shrimp feed production

ANDRITZ extrusion technology for shrimp …

A variety of factors influence the formulation of a quality shrimp feed recipe; factors such as the environment in which shrimp are raised, their nutritional needs at different stages of...

Mycotoxins and their effects on gastro-intestinal tract

Mycotoxins and their effects on gastro-i…

Contamination of feed commodities by moulds and mycotoxins is considered to be one of the most important negative factors in crop production and animal feed quality

Future forward: Driving agricultural innovation

Future forward: Driving agricultural inn…

Drones are now extensively used in agriculture, for crop spraying, data mapping, detecting diseases among plants and keeping pests away.

Pöttinger launches two TORRO COMBILINE models

Pöttinger launches two TORRO COMBILINE m…

Pöttinger has launched two TORRO COMBILINE models with a view to contribute to sustainable increase in effectiveness, efficiency and quality in agricultural production

Tractor of the Year awards ceremony at EIMA 2021

Tractor of the Year awards ceremony at E…

The 44th edition of EIMA International 2021 will host the Tractor of the Year awards ceremony, and feature a parade of the fourteen finalist models

John Deere unveils digital solution to aid agricultural productivity

John Deere unveils digital solution to a…

John Deere has introduced an online portal to enable agricultural producers make sound management decisions and increase the productivity of their farming operations

Prev Next