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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Nigeria
2. Title (Full name) Promoting Pro-Poor Opprotunities through Commodity and Service Markets (PrOpCom)
3. Project Location Ofada, Ogun State and Kura, Kano State (for rice)
4. Type of project 1
1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Field of support 1 2 3 4 5 6 9 10
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 )
10. Institution development
6. Fund sources
(Funding agency)
7. Budget ? 15 million
8. Project duration Start: January, 2005
(dd/mm/yy) End: December, 2011
9. Goal and objectives Goal: Support in sustainable growth in the non-oil sector through enhanced productivity in agariculture
Obj.: To facilitate market-led reform through improvements in selected commodity markets
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Rice farmers and marketers
11. Project component (activities) 1. Policy and institutional change - to the NESG (Nigeria Economic Summit Group) Rice Network, Rice standards determination working with SON
2. Institution development - support to farmers association, value chain Network
3. Addressing the market failures through value chain analysis
4. Demonstrating practices that will hepl the poor
5. Agricultural mechanization studies and improvement
6. Dissemination and communication to promote pro-poor change
7. (WARDA-Nigeria) Identification and characterization of Ofada rice varieties; demonstration of use of encosure netting to prevent bird damage to rice crops
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. Formal and informal policies and regulations guiding selected commodity markets is improved in a manner that facilitate market-led and pro-poor outcomes.
2. The lessons derived from enhancing market efficiencies that lead to pro-poor outcomes are communicated to and shape the thinking of stakholders.
3. Selected commodity marketes function more efficiently and have pro-poor outcomes.
4. (WARDA-Nigeria) True identity of Ofada rice becomes available and dissemination and adoption of enclosing netting method is increased.
13. Inputs 1. Application of Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach
14. Implementing agency DFID through Chemonics International as the management company. Works with several service providers including WARDA, Rossland Consulting, etc.
15. Status of the project 3 1?Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. On-going, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems Implementing M4P in an uncertain politico-economic environment as Nigeria; low level of investments thus low productivity and competitiveness of Nigerian agriculture; Government distortion of input markets pricing, etc. Lack of proper records of the history of Ofada rice makes its identification uncertain. High cost of netting material. Farmers requested for financial assistance in form of credit facility.

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