|Approval Date||30 Mar 2017|
|Signature Date||06 Jun 2017|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2020|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The Plateau State Potato Value Chain Support Project (PS-PVCSP) involves construction and rehabilitation of critical infrastructure (access roads, culverts, small earth dams, diffused storage stores, community markets, processing units among others) to reduce agricultural production costs and enhance market access. It will contribute to the Agricultural Promotion Policy's (APP) strategic pillar of promoting agricultural investment and financing agricultural development projects. Agricultural production and productivity enhancing activities will be supported through better management of agricultural extension services and the building of the capacities of service providers for sustainable supply of quality farm inputs, reduction of post-harvest losses and assure output markets for farmers. Key impacts of the project are additional incomes to an increased number of producers and entrepreneurs in the region by the creation of about 60,000 jobs along the value chain of priority commodity; and improve productivity along the commodity value chain to its full potential.
The overall goal of the project is to contribute to employment generation and shared wealth creation along the potato commodity value chain, as well food security through increased access to rural infrastructure. The project specific objective is to increase, on a sustainable basis, the income of smallholder farmers and rural entrepreneurs that are engaged in the production, processing, storage and marketing of Potato.
Overall, the project will benefit at least 100,000 farm families in the 11-major potato producing local government areas of Plateau State.
African Development Fund
Government Of Nigeria
Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD)
|Last Update||18 Feb 2020|
|Name||AMADOU Ibrahim Ahamed|