States Covered: 8
Total Hectarage: 54,886
Cropping Season: 2020/2021
Project duration: 2020 till date
5 Star Cassava Model Farm Project which was conceptualized initially as “COVID 19 Intervention Programme” to mitigate against the perceived food security challenges which may arise as an aftermath of the pandemic – the programme was targeted at relatively advantaged states with reported comparative advantage in cassava cultivation in terms of land availability, rainfall pattern and proximity to Cassava Processing factories e.g., Kogi, Ekiti, Ondo, Delta, Cross Rivers and Ebonyi States. 7 states namely, Kogi (10,000 Hectares), Ekiti (2,500 Hectares), Ondo (2,500 Hectares), Ebonyi (2,500 Hectares), Delta (2,500 Hectares), Cross – River (2,500 Hectares), Ogun (1,386 Hectares) and Kebbi (8,500 Hectares) States.
As evident in the approved landholding under the project i.e. not less than 100 Hectares (contiguous) per location; the aim and objective of the 5 – Star Cassava Model Farm Project was to eliminate the logistics of the conventional project in which the lands are not contiguous and to promote the economics of scale embedded in Community Farming, using cost-effective precision mechanization and application of inputs to achieve the desired increase in tonnage and the expected return on investment.
Based on the implementation strategy, which is based on full mechanization from land preparation, planting, herbicide application, weed management and harvesting NAMEL was engaged as the Mechanization Service Provider for Tillage Operations, Planting and Fertilizer Application, Weed Management, Harvesting and Produce Transportation (to Farmgate).
States Covered: 1
Total Hectarage: 47,000
Cropping Season: 2022/2023
Project duration: 2022 till date
This is a project in which NAMEL was engaged as mechanization consultant to the anchoring consortium (3D – Hitech) on the mechanized production of Cassava on 47,000 Hectares of Land in Kebbi State for Ethanol Production.
NAMEL’s scope of engagement under the programme includes the following:
- Project Coordination and Management
- Mechanization Advisory Services
- Machine and Equipment Leasing
- Land Clearing and Land Development Services Provision
- Tillage Operation and Mechanized Production Service Provision
- Farm & Outgrowers Management.
States Covered: Katsina, Kano, Bauchi & Gombe States
Total Hectarage: 1,793
Cropping Season: 2021/2022
Project duration: 2021– till date
The Wet Season Maize Project (2021) was a project funded by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) through a partnership with the Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN) for the cultivation of maize on 1,793 Hectares in 4 States.
The objective of the project was commercial and mechanized cultivation of Maize commodity through a structured Outgrowers scheme in collaboration with All Farmers Association of Nigeria (Katsina State Chapter) and National Agricultural Cooperative Organization Limited in Katsina, Gombe, Bauchi and Kano States.
The scope of NAMEL engagement in the project was as a sole anchor for the obligatory responsibilities, mechanization service provision, farm management and extension services coordination, produce recovery and Outgrowers scheme management.
Client: CBN’s Anchor Borrower Scheme/Commodity Associations
States Covered: Nationwide
Total Hectarage: 102,009
Cropping Season: 2019, 2020, 2021
Project duration: 2019 – 2021.
The Nigerian Agricultural Mechanization and Equipment leasing company (NAMEL) was engaged in 2019 as a Mechanization service provider under the CBN Anchor Borrowers Programme to execute farm Tillage operations (i.e., Ploughing, Harrowing and Ridging) for beneficiaries’ farmers in different communities under the coordination of the accredited Commodity Associations.
The landholding under this project is between 0.5 Hectares to 10 Hectares per location, and some of the accredited commodity associations serviced between 2019 and 2021 include:
- Nigerian Cassava Growers Association (NCGA) Nationwide Project: 14,202 Farmers – Nationwide.
- Ogun State Facilitated NCGA Anchor Borrowers Programme: 2,497 Farmers in Ogun State
- National Cotton Association of Nigeria (NACOTAN) 20,310 Hectares on Yobe, Gombe, Taraba, Bauchi and Oyo State.
- Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN): 65,000 Hectares Nationwide
Programme: Rural Agricultural Development Consortium (RAD-C)
States Covered: 36 States
Project duration: 2021 till date
Target crops: Cassava, Maize, Cowpea, Wheat, Rice & Soy beans
RAD-C is a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) designed to create a coordinating company that brings together recognized world class supply chain managers, service providers and Agro-input companies, agricultural mechanization, best practice extension applicators, farm management, logistics, marketing, crop insurance, agricultural finance, and farmers to a single platform for efficient crop production.
The Nigerian Agricultural Mechanization & Equipment Leasing Company (NAMEL) is the lead company for the formation and registration of RAD Consortium. The leading private sector players that have joined NAMEL in the consortium recognize that systematic development and farming of large acreage of land with the best available technology as proposed by RAD is a driver of strong agricultural growth in output and input markets. The RAD Consortium provides economies of scale for all members while ensuring rapid and inclusive growth in the largest sector of the country’s GDP, especially in the rural economy.