Since 2014, the Feed the Future Nigeria Agro-Inputs Project has promoted a private sector-led agricultural inputs market that enables farmers to access quality and affordable inputs. With funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the ultimate goal has been to help Nigerian smallholder farmers increase agricultural productivity.
More than 1,500 agro-dealers were trained and certified on product knowledge and business management practices. The project also expanded agro-dealer networks to women, youth, and other vulnerable groups in rural areas as well as linked agro-dealers to financial institutions and end markets. A total of 4,000 farmers were exposed to new technologies, including urea deep placement.