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.
|Location||Nigeria, West Africa|
|Value||USD 6 Million|