Feed the Future Nigeria Agro-Inputs Project

feedthefutureNigeria Agro-Inputs Project

 

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Feed the Future Nigeria

Agro-Inputs Project

aims to attain a private sector-led agricultural input market supporting farmers to access quality and affordable agricultural inputs.

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Broadening Inclusive growth in Nigeria

Feed the Future Nigeria Agro-Inputs Project funded by Feed the Future/USAID (2014-2017), contributes to the United States Feed the Future objective of broadened and inclusive growth. Key focus areas include:

  • Increasing Agricultural Productivity
  • (Improving legal and regulatory framework on fertilizer
  • Improving access to finance.

The project partners with private, public sector and development partners in the maize, sorghum, rice, and cassava value chains in the following intervention states; Federal Capital Territory, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Kogi, Niger, Oyo and Sokoto.

Increasing Agricultural Productivity

The Feed the Future Nigeria Agro-Inputs Project
is training 4,000 farmers to use improved seeds
environmentally friendly pesticides and crop and
site-specific fertilizer. The project seeks to
improve demand for quality inputs and associated
technologies in the intervention areas.

In addition, 1,300 agro-dealers will be trained on
improved technologies and management practices.
The project will also support to extend dealer networks
to rural areas accessible to women, youth and
other vulnerable groups and through platforms to
link trained agro-dealers to financing institutions
and end markets.

Improving Access to Finance

The project collaborates with both public and private financial institutions to identify and design attractive financial packages for rural agro-dealers in its various states of intervention. Through trainings, rural agro-dealers will be exposed to basic knowledge and tools that will enhance their capacity to access finances such as business credits and bank loans.

 

Donors

Feed the Future Initiative/USAID

Partners

ECOWAS . FMARD . AGTHO . FEPSAN . Interproducts Link . Maslaha Seeds .
MBS Fertilizers . NAIDA . NABG . Notore . The Stallion Group