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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It’s World Water Day!!

World Water Day, 2017

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International Women’s Day, 2017

Women are at the center of Propcom Mai-karfi’s work on agricultural and rural markets development in northern Nigeria. We try to find innovate ways to ease women’s burden and make them more efficient.

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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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  • It is World Water Day today! Our sector and the partners that we work with depend on smallholder farmers for their raw materials, and these farmers in turn are reliant on water for their crops. Water was also at the crux of our efforts to promote hand washing with soap amongst rural households to reduce incidences of hygiene-related illnesses and diseases. Water is vital to life, to health, and to food production, and we encourage you not to waste it.
    From all of us here at Propcom Mai-karfi, we wish a happy World Water Day!!
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    Propcom Mai-Karfi collaborated with BEAM Exchange to develop a case study on the project's dynamic and adaptive monitoring and results measurement system for our shea kernel intervention. To read this case study, follow the link: goo.gl/Xie0yb. ... See MoreSee Less

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