Nigeria - Support to National Agricultural Growth Scheme - Argo-Pocket

Project Summary

Approval Date 15 Jul 2022
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2027
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2027
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 32161
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 101,239,045.03
Status Approved

Project General Description

This intervention aims at combining the effect of increased productivity, increased cropping intensity and expansion of production areas. This will help to increase the volumes of locally produced foods that will in turn improve household and national food security, build resilience to external shocks and safeguard livelihoods to the benefit of the economy. Using the Agro-Pocket platform, the SBS will promote the Bank’s E-Agriculture flagship and using Risk Sharing Facilities such as Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), crowd-in investments in the sector. The Program consists of four (4) mutually reinforcing components namely: (i) Agriculture Sector Reforms; (ii) Improvement in Delivery of Farming Inputs and Quality Extension Services; (iii) Support to Wheat Production; and (iv) Enhancement of Private Sector Participation in Production of Agriculture Inputs.

Project Objectives

The project objective is to build the resilience of small holder farmers through increased access to inputs and increase food and nutrition security.


The Program will support the FGN policy of providing enhanced access to quality and affordable agricultural inputs to 5 million farmers targeted by NAGS. Specifically, the Program will provide about one (1) million of the targeted NAGS small holder farmers with improved climate adapted agricultural production technologies, including certified seeds of heat tolerant wheat, drought tolerant maize, high yielding rice and soybean varieties, fertilizer and agro-chemicals, as well as advisory/extension services, to at least double their average yields.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-NG-AAG-016
Last Update 22 Mar 2023


Contact Details


Geographic Location

Country Nigeria
Coordinates Location Name
9.05735 7.48976 Abuja