We’ve impacted 323, 000 farmers in N/Delta in 2018 — NAEC, MADE
Enterprise Curriculum, NAEC and Market Development in Niger Delta, MADE,
have said that they impacted on 323, 000 farmers in the Niger Delta
region in 2018.
Dr Yemi Olukuyide of
NAEC who spoke during a one day workshop for stakeholders on learning
and dissemination held in Asaba, said farmers’ service providers who
have embraced the initiative have received about 20-30 per cent profit
increment compared to competitors who have not embraced the programme.
Olukuyide said NAEC has a technical component which helps equip farmers
with the proper knowledge while the enterprise component teaches the
farmers on how to run their farms as a business.
The Poultry Intervention Manager of MADE, Ayo Momodu, said “MADE works
with pharmaceutical companies which are already providing vaccination
drugs and services in commercial cities. We help them to develop their
distribution channels so they can reach smallholders poultry farmers.
“I will say that MADE
has been very successful. We have reached out to over 150, 000 farmers
in the first phase which ended in 2018. We are already in phase II, and
our target is to reach 155, 000 people with increased income.”
The Intervention Manager, fishery sector of MADE Project, Roy Ndidi, on
his part, said “We try to identify constraints which mitigate the growth
of different sectors across the value chains we work with. We work
across agricultural value chains.”
it cuts across palm oil, fishery, agro-input, cassava and poultry,
addressing those constraints, catalyzing change from those constraints
into positivity for the sector ultimately improving and increases the
incomes of the poor farmer.”