Nigeria Food Market Prices

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Makvid Tecnology Services Ltd

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Nigeria Food Market Prices
Food MAP
Solution is focused on solving the lack of comprehensive food market prices data in Nigeria. Over the years, we have setup a network of trained food prices data collectors in Nigeria.  Our food prices data tool provides food market prices of over 100 food items in Nigeria, disaggregated by states from January to November 2017. We are also working with agric data producing agencies that have various food prices data in isolation to see how to make available historical food prices data as far back as 2011. In the immediate future, we are working to disaggregated our food pricing data further to market level, which provides more granular data than the current state level data we provide. We are planning a scope of 1,000 markets across the 36 states in Nigeria and FCT that can be categorized into rural and urban. In addition, we are planning to include weather data, food stock, food production forecast, monthly costs of farm inputs – seed, fertilizers, pesticides and machinery to be dis-aggregated by states. The Nigeria Food Market Prices data tool also provides analytical tools that can be used to create various indices to meet different needs. The combination of this tool and our farmers management console (farmers enrollment, monitoring and capacity building) can be used by states governments to understand the farming and market operations within their states and use the knowledge to provide meaningful interventions for farmers in the state. Some Agricultural Challenges we aim to resolve include: 1. Access to market prices information: with the implementation of our food prices data portal, we will be able to bridge the gap that currently exist due to inaccessibility of timely and reliable food market prices data to small, medium and large scale farmers. 2. Access to Market: We plan to deploy a robust online fresh produce trading portal for farmers of perishable food items. This tool will provide farmers direct access to buyer (middle men and end users), hence, increasing their income. 3. Inadequate storage system: With the implementation of the online fresh produce trading portal, we aim and reducing the losses of fresh produce due to inefficient storage system by helping fresh produce farmers get their produce to market in the shortest possible time after harvest while we work towards achieving a forward trading approach in the near future. 4. Production yield optimization: during our interaction with some farmers, we realize that some farmers’ decision to grow certain crops are influenced by factors including family farming history and community farming history. For example, you have a farmer growing yam because his father and grandfather were yam farmers or because his community is known predominantly for yam farming and not based on optimal crop suitability check. To address this issue, we developed a tool called “farmers advisory”, which leverages on FAO’s land use profile for Nigeria, soil profile for Nigeria and other data such as weather information. This tool is able to make crop suitability recommendation to farmers and provide information such as appropriate planting date(s), when to apply fertilizer/herbicide, what time of fertilizer/herbicide to apply and what quantity of fertilizer/herbicide to apply per hectare. 5. Farm monitoring for largescale farmers and out-growers: considering the time and energy required to monitor activities on a large expanse of farmland, we developed a cost effective and reliable solution using remote sensing via satellite imagery. This solution is made available on web and mobile platforms.
National implementation: Nigeria
Ongoing from 05/06/2017 to 31/10/2018
1. Africa Exchange (AFEX – 2. National Bureau of Statistics (NBS – 3. Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD – 4. International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC -

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      * E-agriculture
  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
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