Nigeria - Agriculture and Rural Institutions Support Project


Project Summary

Approval Date 27 Apr 2005
Signature Date 17 May 2005
Planned Completion Date 31 May 2010
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2010
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 2,636,876.27
Status Completion

Project General Description

Agriculture and Rural Institutions Support Project is part of the Nigerian Federal Government's improvement of the provision of services to farmers, which in-turn will contribute to increase in food security the reduction of rural poverty. The project should contribute to food security by enabling the Departments and Institutions of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to efficiently serve the rural areas. Otherwise, the provision of logistical support to the extension workers should lead to rapid and effective dissemination of agricultural technologies and related extension services while improvement of the monitoring and evaluation services should enable FMARD obtain timely and relevant data on the impact of the interventions in the agriculture sector. This should enable the institutions to respond effectively and efficiently to the needs of the farmers and other participants in rural development for the enhancement of food security and reduction of poverty. The project has three components, namely: A) Institutional Support and Rationalisation, B) Capacity Building and, C) Project Management. The outputs for each of the components are summarized as follows: Component A: guidelines for departmental coordination developed, institutional performance indicators handbook developed and human resource strategy developed and adopted. For component B: Staff training conducted, agriculture data collection and analysis computerised and Management Information System established.

Project Objectives

The sector goal is to strengthen institutions to respond effectively and efficiently to the needs of the farmers and other participants in rural development for the enhancement of food security and reducing poverty. The project objective is to enhance the capacity of the agriculture and rural institutions for effective and sustainable service delivery to the farmers.

Beneficiaries

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) departments and the six regional offices (located in Kaduna, Jos, Enugu, Ibadan, Maiduguri and Port Harcourt) should directly benefit from the project through the streamlining of their roles and responsibilities, establishment of computerized systems for data collection and establishment of a MIS. The staff should also directly benefit through training to be conducted and attachments to specialized institutions. Since each regional office serves six states, the state ministries of agriculture and rural development should indirectly benefit from the project through the improvement in service delivery by the regional offices.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Extending
Gouvernement Fédéral du Nigeria
Implementing
Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD)

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-NG-AA0-026
Last Update 02 Dec 2022

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Contact Details

Name NTAGWABIRA Evans
Email e.ntagwabira@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Nigeria
Coordinates Location Name
10.33333 7.75 Kaduna State
6.5 7.5 Enugu State
4.73292 6.96919 Port-Harcourt
7.38778 3.89639 Ibadan
9.92849 8.89212 Jos
9.05735 7.48976 Abuja