Agro-Input to Production Expansion

The partnership aims to improve agricultural productivity along targeted value chains by building the capacity of private sector agricultural services and developing human resources through collaboration and sustainable partnership.

Feed the Future Nigeria Agro-Input Project

The Feed the Future Nigeria Agro-Inputs Project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) from 2014 to 2017, is providing assistance to private input suppliers and to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (FMARD) GES Scheme. GES is the Nigerian government’s fertilizer and seed subsidy system. Nigeria is transitioning from a government-dominated system to a private sector system. The project is part of IFDC’s North and West Africa Division.

The project will support seed and fertilizer producers to penetrate the market with their inputs, build their distribution channels and increase farmer awareness of their products. These will be done through capacity building and certification of agro-dealers, private sector channel development, new input technology support and improved access to finance. The project will work to target and engage with marginalized groups in its intervention areas, enhancing their economic performance within the agro-input sector to enable them to participate in profitable activities that will improve their livelihoods.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

    United States | Staff size: 501-1000

    For more than 36 years, International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) has focused on increasing and sustaining food security and agricultural productivity in over 100 developing...

  • Syngenta

    Goods Supplier
    Switzerland | Staff size: 10,000+

    Based in Basel, Switzerland, Syngenta was formed in 2000 by the merger of Novartis Agribusiness and Zeneca Agrochemicals. Its roots are considerably older.

    Syngenta AG is a large global...

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Key Information

LocationNigeria, West Africa
  • Start Date 2014
  • End Date 2017
  • ValueUSD 6 Million