Nigeria - Rivers State Rice Development Study

Project Summary

Approval Date 25 Feb 1991
Signature Date 04 Dec 1991
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2003
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2003
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 1,380,858.71
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Rivers State Rice Development Study project is in line with the Federal Government of Nigeria intentions to improve the production of food crops, thus reduce dependency on food imports and allow for increased self-sufficiency. The study is essential in order to assist the government to pursue its investment priorities in the agricultural sector. It will also have a significant impact in improving the role of women in agriculture. The study is broad based and inter-disciplinary covering all matters relevant to a rural development project. This will include among other things, socio-economic planning, technical design and economic and financial analysis. The study will assist the FGN and Rivers State Government in identifying the most viable rice development project for the area.

Project Objectives

The objective of the study is to determine the feasibility of developing a viable and sustainable rice project for the Peremabiri, Isampou and Kolo areas of Rivers State. This will include an in-depth analysis of existing data, collection of additional information and determination of the optimum development plan for each area. The chosen development plan will be prepared in sufficient detail to enable immediate appraisal of the proposed project by the ADB.


The project will, if implemented, greatly benefit the women farmers who have remained in the villages. A total production of up to 22,250 tons of rice per annum for the benefit of a minimum of 320 farm families.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Nigeria
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)


IATI identifier 46002-P-NG-AA0-001
Last Update 24 Sep 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Nigeria