Empowering 300 households in Durumi, Kuchingoro and Kuje Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camps through agriculture for improved livelihoods and income generation

Background: 

Implementation place

Nigeria, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja

 

Partner(s)

  • Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD);
  • Agricultural Development Project (FCT-ADP);
  • West African Institute for Trade, Agric and Development (WAITAD);
  • National Commission for Refugee, Migrants and IDPs,
  • IDPs and Host Community Association, and (vi) National Agriculture Seed Council.

Target Group(s)

300 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Kuje, Durumi and Kuchingoro

 

Final beneficiaries

IDPs, their households, Host Communities and government

 

Main activities

  • Project introduction/planning and staff mobilization
  • Selection and registration of beneficiaries data
  • Procurement of inputs and tools
  • Pre-season training
  • Distribution of inputs (improved seeds, chemicals and fertilizer)
  • In-season training
  • Post-harvest training
  • Conduct monitoring and supervision all through the project cycle
Objectives: 

Overall objective(s)

To empower 300 selected IDP households for improved incomes and livelihoods through agricultural production.

Specific Objectives

  • Provide agriculture livelihoods option for selected IDPs in 3 camps in Abuja and build their capacity for improved productivity along selected crop (Maize and groundnut) value chains.
  • Enhance food/nutrition security mechanisms for the IDPs and host community households through agronomic trainings and agriculture extension services, with a specific emphasis on grain production/storage and market access improvement.
  • Foster access to agricultural tools and coping mechanism between the IDPs and host community households geared towards maximizing land use and access thereof.
Budget: 
220 150 USD
Expected Results: 
  • Job creation;
  • Livelihoods empowerment;
  • Limproved food/nutrition security;
  • Reduced dependence on handouts from government and other philanthropists;
  • Increased food production and income generation;
  • Improved collaboration with host communities;
  • Graduation from Social Security Program which is currently a burden on government (exit from IDP camps).
Financial Partners: 
Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID)Communauté Economique des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Duration: 
Monday, 16 July, 2018 to Monday, 30 November, 2020
Long Title: 
Empowering 300 households in Durumi, Kuchingoro and Kuje Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camps through agriculture for improved livelihoods and income generation

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