NIRSAL – The Nigeria Incentive-based Risk Sharing system for Agricultural Lending cont’d


Nigerian Incentive Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL)











In my earlier post, I explained the genesis of NIRSAL It is a risk sharing fund designed to identify, redefine, measure, re-price and evolve strategies for sharing the risk of lending to the Nigerian Agriculture value chain.

Target Beneficiaries/Market: – small, medium and large scale farmers, cooperative and farmers groups undertaking the enterprises with agriculture at the core

1.    Production  – all

2.    Integrated Farming and Processing

3.    Logistics provider

4.    Agro dealers, Input and Equipment suppliers


Author Bio


Mrs. Yemisi Akibu ( nee Awokoya) is the Chief Executive Officer of Belvyna Global, an agricultural consultancy service firm based in Lagos, Nigeria She is a former Team Member of the Agricultural Department of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, one of Nigeria's first generation banks. She holds a B.Sc degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a Masters degree in National Development and Project Planning from the University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom. She is passionate about the role agriculture plays in the social, economic, political development of a nation. She holds the view that one of the pillars of stability of a nation food security and this can only be achieved through the holistic development of the agricultural sector. She can be contacted via: or Remember, The Farmer Is King Enjoy my blog

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