Syngenta, WACOT partner to Boost Nigeria’s Food Security

Leading food and agro-processing company in West Africa, WACOT Limited, and leading global agritech company Syngenta Crop Protection are partnering for impact to further boost Nigeria’s food security and ensure sustainable development of the agriculture sector.

This will see Syngenta Crop Protection work closely with WACOT over the next five years to help improve the sustainability, quality and safety of Nigeria’s agriculture with world-class science and innovative crop solutions.

Although Nigeria’s agriculture sector is the country’s highest employer of labour, accounting for 70 percent, it has suffered low output resulting in poor returns for farmers and massive food imports.

The partnership agreement with WACOT Limited, which operates in all 36 states in Nigeria and supports the production of crops including rice, maize, sorghum, soybean, cotton and vegetables, will therefore help further Nigeria’s drive towards attaining self-sufficiency in food.

Through this partnership with WACOT, Syngenta would collaborate with farmers and others to sustainably improve the most important factor in agriculture – yield. This will take the form of WACOT supporting the Nigerian farmer on cost-effective agronomic practices, advanced crop protection methods through the usage of yield enhancement products and biological compounds to consolidate the growth of the agriculture sector in the country.

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