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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Nigeria
2. Title (Full name) National Programme for Food Security (NPFS)
3. Project Location Country-wide (FCT and 36 States)
4. Type of project 1 2
1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Field of support 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 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. Capacity development
6. Fund sources
(Funding agency)
AfDB, IDB, BADEA, Federal and State Governments, LGCs
7. Budget USD 364 million
8. Project duration Start: June 2007
(dd/mm/yy) End: June 2012
9. Goal and objectives Goal: Enhancement of food security and poverty reduction
Obj.: (Expansion phase of National Special Programme for Food Security)
i) Assist farmers in achieving their potential for increasing output, productivity and incomes, ii) Strengthen the effectiveness of research and extension services in bringing tecnology and new farming practices developed by research institutes to the farmers, iii) Concentrate initial effort in pilot areas for maximum effect and ease of replicability, and iv) Train and educate farmers in the effective utilization of available land, water and other resources and facilities to produce food and create employment. Utilize international experience for integrated farming practices in Nigeria, to maximize use of existing facilities and knowledge and to spread benefits to wider areas.
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Farmers in all the 36 States and the FCT 70,000 households through site development and 785,000 via the outreach programme, research institutes
Sec.: Operators in charge of marketing and processing, input suppliers
11. Project component (activities) 1. Land and Water Development: i) water use and control; ii) rural infrastructures (dams) and iii) soil fertility management
2. Production Enhancement and Diversification: i) crop intensification; ii) community seed; iii) livestock production and animal health; iv) aquaculture and artisanal fisheries; v) agro-processing; vi) agro-forestry; and vii) strengthening of REFILS (Research-Extension-Farmer-input linkages-Systems)
3. Community Development: i) group development, ii) rural finance, iii) marketing and market information system; iv) nutrition and health
4. Management support: i) NPFS project management support, ii) plannning, monitoring and evaluation, iii) State level coordination, and iv) LGC level coordination
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. 218 new production/demonstration sites are developed in selected LGAs through the provision of agricultural equipment, inputs and services in addition to the 109 old sites, making a total of 327 sites
2. Critical rural services in the project area are improved and access to these services by the farming community is facilitated.
3. Community empowerment and group development are fostered and funding for community developpment projects is provided.
4. Expertise and training as well as operational support for programme implementation is provided.
13. Inputs 1. FAO and China as technical partners for advisory and support services
14. Implementing agency National Food Reserve Agency, 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 Adequate and timely release of counterpart funding at Federal, State and LGC level is the main challenge.
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