Nigeria is located in West Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin and Cameroon. The climate varies, as it is equatorial in the south, tropical in the center and arid in the north.
Nigeria’s agriculture sector represents more than 33 percent of GDP, with primary exports of cocoa and rubber.
Of the total land area, 39 percent is utilized for cultivated crops, while another 3 percent supports permanent crops such as fruit- and nut-bearing trees.
Nigeria has long been faced with infrastructure and macroeconomic challenges but has undertaken several reforms over the past decade.
Environmental issues facing the country are soil degradation, rapid deforestation, desertification and oil, soil and water pollution.
Projects in Nigeria
IFDC is working to alleviate poverty in Nigeria. Our key projects in the country are 2SCALE, MARKETS II, NAIS, the Nigeria Fertilizer Voucher Program and USAID APEx.
Feed the Future Nigeria Agro-Inputs Project
Seeking to establish a private sector-led Nigerian agricultural input market
Improving the availability, accessibility and utilization of high-quality agricultural inputs to smallholder farmers