Propcom Mai-karfi is an innovative, market-driven programme funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) that aims to reduce poverty in Nigeria. The programme works with government, the private sector and businesses to enable rural markets to work better for the poor.
The programme uses a ‘making markets work for the poor (M4P)’ approach in creating systemic changes in agricultural and rural markets in northern Nigeria. It works with motivated partners in the private and public sectors to deliver the programme’s goals and objectives.
The programme produces remarkable results by stimulating sustainable, pro-poor growth in selected rural and agricultural and markets, and by improving the position of poor men and women within these market systems to make them more inclusive.
During its first implementation phase (2013 – 2018), the programme delivered the following results:
- Increased the incomes of 665,600 poor people in northern Nigeria by a cumulative £27 million, 144,000 of these women.
- Stimulated £49 million in additional public and private investment from partners into the rural economy.
Now in its second phase (2018 – 2021), Propcom Mai-karfi will additionally achieve the following:
- Expand the programme into conflict affected states in the North East of Nigeria to work towards sustained stability and economic recovery that improves livelihoods of the rural poor.
- Increase resilience of the rural poor to climate change by growing a portfolio of climate smart agriculture (CSA) interventions from existing programme activities and new areas through pioneering CSA approaches.
- Continue to facilitate inclusive growth in rural and agricultural markets to address the growing levels of rural poverty and vulnerability.
- Continue to embed best practise gender and women’s economic empowerment across interventions and strategic areas, building on the learning from the previous phase.
- Increase the incomes of 210,000 poor men and women in the programme’s target states.See more