WHAT IS THE NFBS?

The NFBS is a collection of lessons on best practices in agriculture and agribusiness for over 15 agricultural commodities. The NFBS makes use of Interactive Voice Response (IVR) technology, making it conveniently accessible from all types of mobile phones.

The NFBS, developed by NIRSAL Plc in partnership with MTN Nigeria and Successory Nigeria Ltd, is in response to the need of Nigerian smallholder farmers and inexperienced farmers for the knowledge and guidance on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and business operations required to enhance their productivity and improve their livelihoods.

WHO CAN SUBSCRIBE TO THE NFBS?

The NFBS can be subscribed to by any individual with a registered MTN Line. The NFBS was conceived primarily for Nigeria’s smallholder farmers. However, its lessons can be utilised by a wide range of people. They include experienced farmers, farmer groups, farmer leaders, academics & students, youths interested in agribusiness and the general public.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS OF THE NFBS

15+ Commodities Covered

Commodities covered in the NFBS include Maize, Rice, Ginger, Sesame, Cotton, Sorghum, Soybean, High-Iron Beans, Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato, Fruits & Vegetables, Shea, Cashew, Wheat, Fish, Poultry, Cassava and Dairy/Hides & Skins

End-to-end Agricultural Value Chain operations covered

24/7 access to lessons on Pre-Planting, Planting, Harvest, Storage, Processing, Markets, Business Management, Loan Repayment and more

Access to Agricultural services

24/7 access to Advisory Services, Market Opportunities and Weather Forecasts/Updates

Available in 5 Languages

Content available in English, Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo and Pidgin

Affordability

Subscription cost of N100 weekly or N20 daily

Accessibility and Functionality

NFBS can be accessed from all types of mobile phones with the ability to pause (press 0), rewind (press *), forward (press #) and listen to previous lessons

NFBS SUBSCRIPTION GUIDE

To subscribe to the NFBS, follow the steps below.