Engagement for implementation of production and processing of new groundnut varieties and improved cropping system in Nigeria
Duration: 26/Nov/2013 - 25/Nov/2015
Locations: West and Central Africa,Nigeria
Project contact: Dr Hakeem Ayinde Ajeigbe (H.Ajeigbe@cgiar.org)
Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development- Government of Nigeria
CGIAR Research Program: Grain Legumes
The overall goal of this project is to increase the income and enhance livelihoods of the actors along the groundnut value chain through increased productivity by adoption of farmer- and market- preferred groundnut varieties, improved quality of grains and produce, and reduced transaction costs in Nigeria. This will be achieved by improving the profitability of groundnut production by broadening the genetic base and promoting improved cultivars and agronomic practices that meet farmers needs and market requirements; developing groundnut seed supply systems to ensure timely access and availability of seed to the farmers, development of market linkages, strategies to reduce transaction cost and appropriate policies that promote rural enterprise for sustained production in the major groundnut growing states; and building capacity of national partners in priority skills in crop production, marketing and processing. The project will be implemented in 10 States (Kaduna, Kano, Katsina and Jigawa states in year one and extend to Kebbi, Zamfara, Bauchi, Yobe, Gombe, and Nasarawa in years 2 and 3) in the northwest, north east and north central geopolitical zones of the country.