|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|
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.
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.
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.
African Development Fund
Gouvernement Fédéral du Nigeria
Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD)
|Last Update||26 Jan 2023|
|10.33333 7.75||Kaduna State|
|6.5 7.5||Enugu State|