Nigeria - Support to the National Programme for Food Security in Ekiti, Ondo and Cross River States (NPFS)

Project Summary

Approval Date 18 Oct 2006
Signature Date 26 Feb 2007
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2014
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2014
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 12,996,864.4
Status Completion

Project General Description

The proposed intervention is a support to the Nigeria National Programme for Food Security (NPFS) in three States with high agricultural and food production potential. The NPFS program is strongly linked to the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), as Nigeria is one of the core countries in Africa that defined the NEPAD framework following the Millennium Declaration. The implementation of the NPFS programme, to which this project is contributing, is particularly important for the achievement of critical Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Nigeria, particularly the goals of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger. The project will finance the development of 18 new sites out of the 218 sites targeted by the NPFS Programme, and provide additional support to the 9 existing ones in the three states. Activities at the sites will also promote opportunities created by the NFSP during the pilot phase to increase the participation of women, and to enhance their leading role in key agricultural activities particularly agro-processing, food production and income diversification opportunities that to improve food security. It will be for five years and consists of the following four components: A) Community Development, B) Land and Water Development, C) Production Enhancement and Diversification, and D) Project Management.

Project Objectives

In line with the NPFS programme, the sector goal of the ‘NPFS Support Project’ is to improve national and household food security and reduce rural poverty on a sustainable basis. The objective is to increase agricultural output and the incomes of rural households and beneficiary communities.


The direct beneficiaries of the project would be 11,550 households, which represents 80,850 of rural people of which about 50 percent are women.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Nigeria
Federal Ministry of Agriculture


IATI identifier 46002-P-NG-AA0-027
Last Update 02 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name AMADOU Ibrahim Ahamed

Geographic Location

Country Nigeria
Coordinates Location Name
5.75 8.5 Cross River State
7.16667 5.08333 Ondo State
7.66667 5.25 Ekiti State