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About Us – North East Commodity Associations

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North East Commodity Association (NECAS)

North East Commodity Association (NECAS)

The North-East Commodity Association (NECAS) is a registered corporate entity with the Corporate Affairs Commission under the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA)1990. It is involved in services relating to agriculture and human capacity development across the North-East region of Nigeria (ie Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, and Yobe States). Since its establishment in 2018, the Association has expanded its scope of activities especially through the Federal Government/Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP), mechanisation drive, partnerships with development agencies, etc.

OUR CORE VALUES

OUR CORE VALUES

The NECAS’s core values are symbolized with the acronym RICU which stands for Rationality, Integrity, Creativity and Innovation and Uniqueness

Rationality: A commitment to providing Smallholder Farmers with access to affordable finance, quality inputs, innovative solutions and access to markets.

Integrity: Zero tolerance for unethical agricultural and business practices and upholding the highest standards in service delivery to our clients- Farmers.

Creativity and Innovation: Consideration for economic viability of agriculture to Smallholder Farmers so as to lift them out of poverty.

Uniqueness: Pursuits of excellence as independent Self- Financier for provision of agricultural intervention to our clients-Farmers.

OUR GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE

NECAS, as an organisation has a robust governance structure that is less bureaucratic, efficient and result-oriented. This bottom-heavy structure encourages the active participation of all stakeholders in the industry with particular emphasis on the profitability of farming to the smallholder farmer. As an equal opportunity employer, NECAS has a Human Capital Management policy that encourages excellence in service delivery through the recruitment and retention of competent human resources regardless of age, gender, religion or tribe. Atop the management structure of the organisation is a dynamic, highly-skilled and world-class team that leverages technology to position NECAS for global competitiveness and regional dominance. As a professional organisation, NECAS is apolitical but poised to work in synergy with governments across the region to deliver on their set mandates to transform the agricultural landscapes of their states by providing bespoke and innovative solutions adaptable to the needs of the states.

Quality Inputs

Quality Inputs

The input such as seeds, herbicides, fertilizer and other input requirements are ensured by NECAS for availability to our farmers.

WHERE WE ARE

Our Head Office is located at Bekaji Road, opposite Bekaji Primary School, Bekaji, Jimeta-Yola, Adamawa State. There are branches in all the L.G.As of the six states in the region with state offices located in the state capital of each of the states.

OUR PRODUCT

The major activity of the Association is the management of human and material resources for effective growth and development of the agricultural sector in the North-East. Pursuant to this, NECAS mobilizes farmers (smallholder, medium and large scale), women and youths  to access necessary farming inputs such as fertilizer, chemicals, machinery etc. through available agricultural credit schemes. It also drives the process of value addition through processing, marketing, transportation etc of these agricultural products to raise the income level of her beneficiaries.

Continuous Monitoring & Supervision

Continuous Monitoring & Supervision

There will be continuous monitoring and supervision by the ESP, and they shall be giving adequate feedback to NECAS’ leadership concurrently.

OUR CUSTOMERS/CLIENTELE

Our major customers are smallholder farmers, medium scale farmers, large scale farmers, youths, women and other vulnerable groups in the region. We also partners with Governments, NGOs and development agencies.

OUR FUNDING STRATEGY

The major sources of our funding is through Bank loans, investments, donations, and grants from Development partners or NGOs, etc.

OUR STRENGTH

We are the strongest and most formidable commodity association in the agricultural space in the North East,  with a robust and sustainable structure right from the Ward to the Local Government and State level. Our investment in mechanization and the commitment of our workforce are among our most formidable assets.

OUR OPPORTUNITIES

The region has a wide range of livelihood zones including the Lake Chad shores and open water, a large Sahel belt with livestock and dry land for cereal production, a secondary more humid belt with cereal, cassava and sesame and one large much more production area where many foods and cash crops grow easily. Beyond these, the region is blessed with hardworking and resilient people who despite the ravages of insurgency and climate change, have successfully produced agricultural products that have serviced both local, regional and international markets. Leveraging these opportunities, NECAS hope to lead the stride towards the commercialization of agriculture that would herald the industrial development of the region.

OUR SCORECARD

OUR SCORECARD

We have achieved the following:

In collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), 55,000 farmers across the North-East have benefitted from the N8.9B facility accessed by NECAS under the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) for the 2018/2019 wet season and 180,000 farmers benefited from N32B for the 2019 ABP.

We have procured and deployed 600 brand new tractors across the six states in the region that are being monitored from our state-of-the-art situation-room on a real-time basis for optimum utilization, efficient management and economic sustainability.

We have boots on ground across the six states in the region, that ensure last-mile coverage.

Through the provision of quality agricultural inputs and other agro-allied services, we have boosted agricultural production, mitigate post-harvest losses, ensured product standardization, facilitated value addition across the entire value chain, provided linkages to markets and kickstarted the process that will ultimately transform agriculture from mere subsistence farming to agribusiness.

We have deployed a pragmatic approach to aggregation of SHFs from community to state level. This has helped to demystify the political and other non-practicing farmers’ syndrome that has been the bane of previous intervention programmes.

We have facilitated foreign direct investment (FDI) in agriculture for high-end export products like soybeans and sesame through bilateral talks with investors.