Demolition in Area 1 Market, Abuja: The Impact on Businesses

Demolished parts of Area 1 Market, Abuja, Nigeria.

Demolished parts of Area 1 Market, Abuja, Nigeria. Area 1 Market has long been the bustling center for general traders and small to medium scale businesses. Some of these businesses have seen a transformation unfold (the demolition of parts of Area 1 market) in recent weeks that has changed their daily lives. Let us look […]

The Devastating Impact of the Niger Coup

Stall spaces in Maigatari Market, Jigawa, Nigeria.

Stall spaces in Maigatari Market, Jigawa, Nigeria. The recent coup in Niger has unleashed a series of events that have profoundly affected neighboring towns and businesses, disrupting the daily lives and overall well-being of individuals and small-scale traders along its borders. In a region where trade and connectivity are vital for improving livelihoods, the recent […]

The Impact of the Situation in Niger Republic on Local Markets

A quiet day at MaiGatari Market, Jigawa State, Nigeria The coup that took place in Niger Republic on 26th July 2023, has sent shockwaves rippling through West Africa. ECOWAS’ strong opposition to the self-declared military government has led to rising tensions within the bloc, with Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea breaking from the joint position […]

The Importance of Trust in Agriculture

by Ruth Kinuthia In the agricultural business, interactions between farmers and consumers, supply chains, and regulatory frameworks are just a few of the areas where trust is significant. For the following main reasons, trust is essential in agriculture: Building trust is crucial to guaranteeing food safety. Farmers and food producers are relied upon by consumers […]

Fields of Trust

In the sun-kissed plains of Northern Nigeria, you will find a myriad of vibrant communities of farmers. Among them in the community of Jahun, a diligent farmer, Aminu, is known for his unwavering commitment and humble spirit. As the seasons come and go, Aminu’s journey unfolds, revealing the profound significance of trust in the lives […]

The Farmer’s Community

From the little time I have spent on Earth, I have had the privilege of witnessing the magic of various professions. However, the profession that has spurred my interest the most is farming. A long time ago, I attempted to join my grandmother at her farm and as you can imagine it did not go […]

Value of the Community for the Growth/Success of a Farmer

by Ruth Kinuthia Farmers have played and continue to play a crucial role in ensuring that there is sufficient food to feed the populace. Farmers must be able to manage the farm, the harvest, the livestock, and the capital to ensure a fruitful harvest and beneficial business. Nonetheless, farming is not a lone enterprise; it […]

The Implication of Change

It is a well-known old wives’ tale in Nigerian that your cooking gas and other supplies often finish at the most ill-conceived time, making sure that you have to jump through hoops just to restock. This is a story of one such time. Today, after a long day of meetings and deadlines, I finally decided […]

The Unbanked Angle

Across most African countries trade is mainly conducted using physical currency due to factors such as low literacy and digital adoption rates, and as a result of this, any changes to the currency of their countries have far-reaching implications for farmers. At the turn of the year, Coamana’s Amana Market has seen a significant decline […]

A Farmer and You

In the course of our daily life, we often make decisions that have farther-reaching impacts than we realise. Take for instance your weekly trip to the market to restock fresh vegetables or your quick stop at the supermarket after work to buy eggs or milk for breakfast the next morning. These seemingly simple actions connect […]