Nigeria, Dec. 7 -- The federal government on Monday announced that it has registered five million farmers and their farms for fertiliser subsidy through the Presidential Fertiliser Initiative (PFI).

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, disclosed it at a meeting with stakeholders on fertiliser subsidy for farmers, in Abuja.

The Presidential Fertilizer Initiative (PFI) was flagged-off in December 2016 by President Muhammed Buhari.

The project aims to ensure local production of fertiliser and ensure efficient distribution to farmers.

The Nigeria fertiliser industry possesses a blending capacity of four million tons of NPK fertiliser annually and two million tons of production for urea.

This industry also has t...