FAO in Nigeria

FAO Projects list

OSRO/NIR/802/USA - Emergency agricultural and livestock assistance to returnees, IDPs and host communities affected by the insurgency in northeastern Nigeria (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

OSRO/NIR/802/USA - Emergency agricultural and livestock assistance to returnees, IDPs and host communities affected by the insurgency in northeastern Nigeria (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

Objective: To improve the food security and nutrition of vulnerable people in northeastern Nigeria

Expected Outcomes: Conflict-affected people’s productive safety nets in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States are enhanced

Output 1: Conflict-affected farmers are able to produce diversified food.

Output 2: Vulnerable women are able to conduct protection sensitive livestock activities.

Donor : USAID/OFDA

Beneficiaries : 14 200 households (97 150 people).

Period: April – December 2018

OSRO/NIR/801/SWE Supporting protection sensitive Agriculture livelihoods of IDPs, returnees and vulnerable host households including women and youth in North East Nigeria

OSRO/NIR/801/SWE Supporting protection sensitive Agriculture livelihoods of IDPs, returnees and vulnerable host households including women and youth in North East Nigeria

Objective: Improved food security and nutrition conditions of vulnerable people (IDPs, returnees and host communities) in the north-eastern States of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe

Expected Outcomes: Improved agricultural and livestock production and food coverage for beneficiaries IDPs, returnees and their host communities.

Donor: Kingdome of Sweden                    

Beneficiaries : 9,450 households corresponding to 61,425 individuals and 20 farmers groups

Period: March 2018 to February 2019    

OSRO/NIR/712/IRE - Emergency agricultural and livestock assistance to returnees, IDPs and vulnerable host families affected by the food security and livelihoods crisis in northeast Nigeria

OSRO/NIR/712/IRE - Emergency agricultural and livestock assistance to returnees, IDPs and vulnerable host families affected by the food security and livelihoods crisis in northeast Nigeria

Objective: Improved food security livelihood and nutrition conditions of 35,700 vulnerable people returning to their village of origin, internally displaced persons and their host community

Expected Outcomes: Improved agricultural production and food coverage for 35,700 IDPs, returnees and their host communities, in the northeast States of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe

Output 1: Agricultural livelihood productive assets of 33,600 IDPs, returnees and host families are restored

Output 2: Livestock recovery through restocking scheme to 2,100 IDPs, returnees and host families

Donor : Ireland

Beneficiaries : 5,100 Households

Period: January – December 2018           

OSRO/NIR/710/USA - Emergency Livelihoods assistance to Returnees, IDPs and host communities affected by the insurgency in the northeast of Nigeria (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

OSRO/NIR/710/USA - Emergency Livelihoods assistance to Returnees, IDPs and host communities affected by the insurgency in the northeast of Nigeria (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

Objective: Improved food security and nutrition of vulnerable people in northeast Nigeria

Expected Outputs: Improved agriculture, livestock production and nutritious food coverage of IDPs, returnees and their host communities in the northeast States of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe

Output 1: Dry season agricultural production implemented (October – March 2017)

Output 2: Livestock of IDPs, returnees and their host communities in the northeast States of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe restocked

Donor: United States of America

Beneficiaries : 7 000 Households

Period: 01 July 2017 - 31 May 2018

OSRO/NIR/706/NOR - Enhancing the Resilience to humanitarian crisis, climate variability and change of vulnerable communities in North East Nigeria

OSRO/NIR/706/NOR - Enhancing the Resilience to humanitarian crisis, climate variability and change of vulnerable communities in North East Nigeria

Objective: to enhance resilience of vulnerable populations to severe food insecurity and climate change in North East Nigeria

Expected Outcome: The food security of vulnerable host communities, returnees and IDPs and their absorption, adaptation and transformative capacity to Climate Change are enhanced

Output 1: Emergency food and drought resistant seeds fertilizers assistance provided to vulnerable IDPs, Host communities and returnees (jointly with WFP)

Output 2: Local/decentralised institutions capacity build on climate smart agriculture (CSA) practices/technologies

Output 3: Beneficiaries and communities capacities to adopt and implement good agricultural and resilient practices are improved

Output 4: Sustainable management and use of wood fuel for energy enhanced

Donor: Norway

Beneficiaries: 10 000 households; 50 communities for seed production

Period: 01 April 2017 – December 2018.

UTF/NIR/066/NIR - Technical Assistance for the implementation of a forest inventory and establishment of a forest reference level for REDD+ in Nigeria

UTF/NIR/066/NIR - Technical Assistance for the implementation of a forest inventory and establishment of a forest reference level for REDD+ in Nigeria

Objective: To develop a National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS) capable to measure the status and evolution of forest resources in compliance with the requirements of the United Nations Framework Convention Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Period: December 2017 to December 2018

Donor: FAO

GCP/RAF/254/MUL: Creating Agribusiness Employment Opportunities for Youth through Sustainable Aquaculture Systems and Cassava Value Chains in West Africa

GCP/RAF/254/MUL: Creating Agribusiness Employment Opportunities for Youth through Sustainable Aquaculture Systems and Cassava Value Chains in West Africa

Objective: To create decent employment opportunities for the youth in six (6) West Africa Countries through sustainable aquaculture systems and cassava value chains

The project specific deliverables are:

(1)   Integrated model for employment promotion in aquaculture and related feedstock value chains developed;

(2) Regional multi-stakeholder policy dialogues on youth employment promotion in aquaculture and related feedstock value chains conducted; and

(3) Institutional and technical capacity at the national and regional levels to initiate and implement, in the medium/long term, gender- and age-sensitive approaches for decent job creation for youth in aquaculture and related feed stock value developed.

Period: February 2016 - October 2018

Donor: FAO

GCP/RAF/489/VEN Partnership for Sustainable Rice Systems Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

GCP/RAF/489/VEN Partnership for Sustainable Rice Systems Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Objective: Develop sustainable and productive rice systems in Africa to increase food security and enhance sustainable development of the rice food chain among the smallholder farmers in the region

The project will focus mainly on:

a)    Promote the production and multiplication of improved rice seeds in partnership with national research centres, regional organizations, and private sector participants, networks of seed development programmes and seed companies and traders to facilitate improved access to seed by farmers

b)   Facilitate awareness creations and sensitization of smallholder farmers on use of proven best practices of improved/new production technologies

c)    Promote the participation of women and youth groups in rice seed production

d)   Disseminate innovative and sustainable production processes in Africa through the dissemination of training materials.

Period: February 2016 - October 2018

Donor: FAO

TCP/NIR/3604 - Technical Emergency Assistance for the Management and Containment of Fall Armyworm affecting maize production in Nigeria

TCP/NIR/3604 - Technical Emergency Assistance for the Management and Containment of Fall Armyworm affecting maize production in Nigeria

Objective

To provide support to the protection of livelihoods and food security of population living in Fall Army Worm (FAW) affected areas and developing capacities of main stakeholders in surveillance, monitoring and control of the FAW.

FAO’s technical support aim to safeguard the food and nutrition security and livelihood of Nigerian population through the following:

a)  Monitoring and Surveillance of FAW in affected areas of 8 States; 

b) Develop and test FAW management strategies for short to medium term action;

c) Field training for farmers and extension agents on fall armyworm identification and management in worst affected area through integrated pest management system (IPM) in the 36 States of the Federation and FCT;

d) Restore productive capacity and enhance livelihood in the worst affected vulnerable households.

Period: September 2017 – August 2018

Donor: FAO

TCP/NIR/3601: Developing an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Biorational Program for Control and Containment of the Invasive Pest of Tomato (Tuta absoluta) in Nigeria

TCP/NIR/3601: Developing an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Biorational Program for Control and Containment of the Invasive Pest of Tomato (Tuta absoluta) in Nigeria

Objective: Developing and incorporating an acceptable IPM protocol to curtail the menace of Tuta Absoluta and mitigate its adverse effect on the processing industry and the socio-economic implication of farmers abandoning the tomato farming business for other crops in Nigeria.

The project will address the followings;

i) Low capacity for dictating and monitoring movement of Tuta absoluta ,

ii) Lack of protocol for the control of  Tuta absoluta,

iii) Lack of knowledge and skill for Tuta management at various levels; and

iv) Lack of treatment kits to combat the pest

Period: 06 Oct 2016 - 30 Sep 2018

Donor: FAO

MTF/GLO/345/BMG - CountrySTAT for Sub-Saharan Africa: Strengthening the CountrySTAT System established in 17 Sub-Saharan African Countries - Phase II of GCP/GLO/208/BMG (Grant OPPGD145

MTF/GLO/345/BMG - CountrySTAT for Sub-Saharan Africa: Strengthening the CountrySTAT System established in 17 Sub-Saharan African Countries - Phase II of GCP/GLO/208/BMG (Grant OPPGD145

Objective:

1) Strengthening the CountrySTAT systems established in the 17 Sub-Saharan countries and promoting the use of data: updating and strengthening the technical capacity of national staff, promoting high level Government commitment, strengthening technical and coordination institutions; improving data quality and improving the relevance and use of data through partnership with key data users.

2) Development of new IT tools and functions for CountrySTAT for easy maintenance and updating by CountrySTAT technical staff and for user friendly access by users: developing new standards tools, including distance learning tools, improving the functionalities of existing systems.

3) Strengthening the partnerships with relevant Regional Organizations in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of the systems by building capacity of a pool of regional and national experts and competent trainers able to provide technical support on continuous basis through regional institutions (UEMOA and EAC) or as South-South cooperation.

Period: Jun 2011 - Jun 2015

Donor: FAO

MTF/GLO/359/BMG - Strengthening Agricultural Market Information Systems (AMIS) globally and in selected countries (Bangladesh/India/Nigeria) using innovative methods and digital technology

MTF/GLO/359/BMG - Strengthening Agricultural Market Information Systems (AMIS) globally and in selected countries (Bangladesh/India/Nigeria) using innovative methods and digital technology

Objective: Support the globally accessible and transparent AMIS platform and build the capacity of Bangladesh, India, Nigeria and other countries to produce, disseminate and analyze quality agriculture market statistics using digital technologies

Period: Aug 2012 – June 2016

Budget: 608,600 USD

Donor: FAO

TCP/NIR/3503 - Strengthening Capacity to Implement the Youth Employment in Agriculture Programme (YEAP)

TCP/NIR/3503 - Strengthening Capacity to Implement the Youth Employment in Agriculture Programme (YEAP)

Objective: To aim at the institutional capacity building of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, state Ministries of Agriculture in the coordination and implementation of the YEAP; to build Youth groups, leadership and entrepreneurial skills

Period: Nov 2014 – Oct 2016

Budget: 485,000 USD

Donor: FAO

TCP/NIR/3501 - Strengthening Nigeria National Food Control System and Safety

TCP/NIR/3501 - Strengthening Nigeria National Food Control System and Safety

 

Objective: To strengthen public health by reducing the risk of food borne illness and protect consumers from unsanitary, unwholesome, mislabeled and adulterated food.

Period: Sept 2014 - Oct 2016

Budget: 495,000 USD

Donor: FAO

UTF/NIR/056 - Technical Assistance to Sustainable Aquaculture Systems for Nigeria

UTF/NIR/056 - Technical Assistance to Sustainable Aquaculture Systems for Nigeria

 

Objective: The overall objective of the project is to develop viable, sustainable aquaculture as a programme for SME farmers for diversification of livelihoods in rural areas, improved nutritional status, increased income-generating capacity, as well as provision of additional off-season activities through enhanced land and water resources utilization. The project is currently being implemented in Ekiti, Osun and Ogun states

Period: Mar 2011-Dec. 2015

Budget: 568,798 USD

Donor: Nigeria

UNJP/NIR/058/UNJ - Nigeria REDD+ Readiness Programme

UNJP/NIR/058/UNJ - Nigeria REDD+ Readiness Programme

 

Objective: The goal of this Programme is to enable Nigeria to contribute to climate change mitigation through improved forest conservation and enhancing sustainable community livelihoods. The objective is to build the REDD+ mechanism in Nigeria, using Cross River State as a demonstration model. The Programme is structured in four outcomes, two at the Federal level and two focusing on Cross River State, as follows (see Table 1 below for details):

1. Improved institutional and technical capacity at the national level.

2. Framework for REDD+ expansion across Nigeria prepared.

3. Institutional and technical capacity for REDD+ in Cross River State strengthened.

4. REDD+ readiness demonstrated in Cross River State.

Period: May 2013 – Feb 2015

Budget: 1,316,340 USD

Donor: UNDP