The National Association of Yam Farmers, Processors and Marketers (CAC/IT/No. 94958) was first incorporated by the Corporate Affairs Commission as Association of Yam Farmers, Processors and Marketers on 22nd day of February, 2017.

Following the meeting of yam stakeholders which took place on Thursday, 20th July, 2017 at the Block C Conference Hall of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI) with the Director (Commodities and Products Inspectorate), a decision was taken to change the name of the Association to reflect a national umbrella body.

The FMITI’s letter to the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) to this effect dated 10th August, 2017 facilitated their incorporation of our Association as “National Association of Yam Farmers, Processors and Marketers” on 24th January, 2018.

The Association updated the registration with Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering (SCUML) on 8th July, 2019 with registration number RN: SC 151408119

Aims and Objectives

  • To promote the business of Yam value chain throughout the country.
  • To collaborate with the Federal Government to transform the traditional methods of farming to mechanized systems.
  • To organize and encourage group/cooperative farming systems.
  • To supervise the proper distribution and use of Agribusiness facilities from Government, Banks and other institutions amongst members.
  • To liaise with the Government on all matters regarding Yam subsector.
  • To encourage members to produce and purchase Yam products for processing and marketing from the members.
  • To organize Annual Yam and its value chain DAY.
  • To encourage members of NAY-FPM to establish small scale processing industries and marketing of the products.
  • To affiliate and subscribe to international Yam organizations in order to bring developmental projects and programmes to its members and the subsector.
  • To promote the interest of Yam stakeholders by any lawful ways and means.
  • To provide persons and corporate organizations interested in Yam business facilities for discussions and interchange of information and knowledge sharing.
  • To arrange for deputations so as to ventilate the views of stakeholders to the Government and the public about conditions and difficulties affecting the Yam subsector.
  • To organize workshop, conferences, training and seminar to deepen the knowledge of members in the Yam value chain.
  • To promote yam out growers off takers partnership arrangement throughout Nigeria.
  • To enter into working agreements and affiliations with organizations or associations having similar objectives provided such agreements and affiliations do not in any way impede the operations of the constitution.
  • To actively promote Nigeria yam export programme