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George Etomi & Partners was selected as one of the Nigerian Contributors to the World Bank Group 2017 Project on “Enabling the Business of Agriculture”.
Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) is a joint project of the World Bank’s Agriculture Global Practice and Global Indicators Group. Since 2013, EBA has collected data on laws and regulations that impact the business environment for agriculture. By providing key data on regulatory frameworks that are globally comparable and actionable, EBA strengthens the information base that can be used for policy dialogue and reform. EBA 2017 is the third report in the series, presenting data that measure legal barriers for businesses operating in agriculture in 62 countries and across 12 topic areas.
GE&P Contribution was a Survey on “Access to Water”. The Survey collects information on the laws and regulations relevant for water resources management and irrigation, recognizing the importance of sustainable, equitable and efficient management of water resources for long term agricultural development.
Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2017, the third report in the series, offers insights into how laws and regulations affect private sector development for agribusinesses, including producer organizations and other agricultural entrepreneurs. Globally comparable data and scored indicators encourage regulations that ensure safety and quality of agricultural inputs, goods and services but are not too costly or burdensome. The goal is to facilitate the operation of agribusinesses and allow them to thrive in a socially and environmentally responsible way, enabling them to provide essential agricultural inputs and services to farmers that could increase their productivity and profits. Regional, income-group and country-specific trends and data observations are presented for 62 countries and across twelve topics: seed, fertilizer, machinery, finance, markets, transport, water, ICT, land, livestock, environmental sustainability and gender.
The Full Report is now available online. To read the Report, kindly click on this link: (http://eba.worldbank.org).