Welcome to Propcom Mai-karfi

Welcome to Propcom Mai-karfi (which means ‘stronger’) – a programme supported by the UK Government to make rural markets work for the poor.

By engaging with private sector partners and governments, Propcom Mai-karfi has set itself ambitious targets.

By 2018, Propcom Mai-karfi aims to raise the incomes of 650,000 people in northern Nigeria, half of them women.

Through its partnership approach, the programme also aims to stimulate private and public investment in the rural economy by more than £12.5 million.

Propcom Mai-karfi is an innovative, market-driven programme funded by UK aid that aims to reduce poverty in Nigeria.

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Women farmers: on input loans and grain swap

In 2014, Propcom Mai-karfi (PM) and Africa Exchange Holdings (AFEX) piloted a warehouse receipt scheme to provide grain storage services to rural farmers.

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Acha producers and access to processing services

Acha is a cereal crop which is very hard to manually process. The labour and time intensiveness in processing acha has contributed to a decline in the production of this highly nutritious grain.

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2016 International Youth Day

Today is International Youth Day. The theme this year is: ‘The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production’.

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  • Propcom Mai-karfi - An M4P programme in Nigeria shared Improving Market Access for the Poor - IMA4P Project's album. ... See MoreSee Less

    TOHFAN - Tractors Owners and Hiring Facilities Association of Nigeria delivered 4 threshing machines to Bida and they have been distributed to the four LGAs (Mokwa, Mariga,Rafi and Bosso). Therefore it was important to equip the thresher machines operators with the necessary skills in keeping proper tracking and sales records to gauge profitability. Farmer collectives have begun taking custody of the machines. TOHFAN has agreed that the collectives can partner with them in running the machines as a business. After their costs have been removed, the collectives will keep all profit so they have a good incentive to make the business work. TOHFAN and PrOpCom - A Market Development (M4P) Programme in Nigeria who own the machines would like a good standard of record keeping which should be usable evidence to show whether TOHFAN’s threshing machine business model is profitable or not.

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    Through our work in northern Nigeria, women rice parboilers are learning business skills and harnessing their ability to transact in male-dominated markets. ... See MoreSee Less

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    Propcom Mai-karfi - An M4P programme in Nigeria shared Improving Market Access for the Poor - IMA4P Project's album. ... See MoreSee Less

    IMA4P Team with PrOpCom - A Market Development (M4P) Programme in Nigeria and All Farmers Association of Nigeria - AFAN demonstrating their achieved good agronomy practices,Soya Bean thresher machine operation, presentation from input (seed and fertilizer) companies plus goodwill messages from community leaders, CAEVs and lead farmers

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    Our partnership with Africa Exchange Holdings (AFEX) on a warehouse receipt scheme for grain storage is allowing farmers to exchange their stored grains for quality fertilisers. A tripartite agreement with microfinance institution – Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) – is also providing fertiliser loans to farmers who do not have grains to swap for fertilisers.
    Follow the link to read the stories of women farmers who are benefiting from this: goo.gl/Eebcg6.
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    Throw back picture of the Propcom Mai-karfi team during Palladium's anniversary celebrations. ... See MoreSee Less

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