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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Nigeria
2. Title (Full name) Maximizing Agricultural Revenue and Key Enterprises in Targeted Sites (MARKETS)
3. Project Location Benue, Kwara, Ebonyi and Anambra States (rice)
4. Type of project 1
1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Field of support 5
1. Policy, 2. R & D, 3. Extension & Training, 4. Production, 5. Marketing
6. Post-harvest, 7. Irrigation, 8. Credit, 9. Seed, 10. Other ( specify below )
6. Fund sources
(Funding agency)
7. Budget USD 25 million
8. Project duration Start: June, 2005
(dd/mm/yy) End: June, 2010
9. Goal and objectives Goal: Making agribusiness work for Nigerian farmers
Obj.: To help transform Nigerian agriculture in selected areas from low-input/low-output, subsistence farming to commercially competitive agriculture. To support off-farm agricultural enterprices that enhance processing and value-added transformation and generate employment and investiment opportunities.
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Smallholder rice farmers, agricultural inputs marketers, extension agents
11. Project component (activities) 1. To significantlly increase the amount of sales and number of jobs along agricultural commodity value chains.
2. To promote merket-led agriculture, value-added processing and improved productivity.
3. To work with various segments of the value chain to produce the greatest impact and generate maximum revenue.
4. To identify targeted commodity value chains that ca benefit from technological packages, increased value addition through storage and processing, and significant commercialization supported by appropriate policy reforms.
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. Technical guidance to marketers for domestic rice is provided.
2. Individuals engaged in rice value chain (agricultural inputs marketing, millers, marketing agents etc.) are trained.
3. High quality rice for the domestic market is produced.
4. 500,000 of farmers are paticipated.
5. Revewnue derived from both on-farm and off-farm activities reaches over USD 200 million.
13. Inputs 1. Partnerships are with:
OLAM Nigeria Limited for sourcing raw materials locally through smallholder farmers and for producing finished rice that can compete with improted brands; State Governments for ensuring fertlizer supply and crop insurance; and commercial banks for provision of imput credit to participating farmers and farmer associations.
14. Implementing agency USAID through Chemonics International as the management company. Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources
15. Status of the project 3 1.Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. On-going, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems Less development of agri-dealers and mechanization; reluctant commercial banks
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