Northern Akwa Ibom Swamp Resources Development


Project Summary

Approval Date 28 Aug 1991
Signature Date 08 May 1992
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 1996
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 1996
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 1,334,931.67
Status Completion

Project Objectives

The original objective of the study was to determine the feasibility of developing a viable and sustainable irrigated rice project for the Nkana, Mbiabet, Use and Ikpa community areas of Akwa ibom State. However, later on, it was discovered that large scale irrigated rice production is unlikely to prove viable, because the capital and running costs would not be covered by the increase in the agricultural income that should result. Furthermore, the study showed that neither the topography nor the availble water resources will allow large scale irrigation, even if the land could be made available. Thus, the study objective was changed from large scale irrigation to broad-based inter-disciplinary rural development project. Thus, the study title changed from Enyong Creek Swamp Rice Study to Northern Akwa Ibom Swamp Resources Dev.Study.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Extending
Government Of Nigeria
Implementing
AKWA IBOM STATE MIN OF AGRIC NATL RESOURCES AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-NG-AA0-007
Last Update 09 Aug 2020

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Country Nigeria