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• Land access and title issues; • Failure to revive idle/dead agricultural assets (plantations and infrastructure) across LGA, state and federal levels; • Unavailability of patient capital for large scale agricultural investments; • Non-harmonised agro-logistics system; • Inadequacy of equipment, technological and intellectual capitals for agriculture. NIRSAL continues to recreate and improve its solutions through the adoption of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), to build the agility and capacity required for success in the volatile, uncertain and complex agricultural production environment typical of emerging agricultural economies of the world. Can you share anything about your plans for 2022 and beyond? NIRSAL will continue to pursue its target to aggregate, structure, optimise and facilitate finance and markets for 16,000 Agro Geo-Cooperatives® covering 4 million hectares of farmland and 8 million smallholder farmers over the medium term. We will also strengthen and expand efforts which commenced in 2021 in creating Processing, Trading and Marketing geo-cooperatives that will be mapped to production within Agro Geo-Cooperatives. In addition, we will strengthen partnerships with financial institutions in finalizing and launching financing frameworks and product papers for increased flow of finance to various commodities and segments of agricultural value chains under risk-controlled arrangements. We will partner with relevant stakeholders to take our models to scale for a wider positive impact on economic growth, employment creation and livelihoods improvement. 20 www. ceotodaymagazine . com CEO Today Gl oba l Awa rds 202 2

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