Publications

Rural Delivery of Newcastle Disease Vaccines in Nigeria: A Two-Pronged Approach to Poverty Reduction

An article on how Propcom Mai-karfi and its government and private sector partners have bridged the gap in rural access to Newcastle disease vaccine.

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2015 Programme Summary (Hausa version)

A summary of Propcom Mai-karfi's activities and key results from 2015 in Hausa language.

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2016 Programme Highlights (part of 2 of 2)

Part 2 of a summary of Propcom Mai-karfi's activities and key results from 2016.

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2016 Programme Highlights (part of 1 of 2)

Part 1 of a summary of Propcom Mai-karfi's activities and key results from 2016.

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Women's Economic Empowerment: Success Stories from Northern Nigeria

Read our collection of women's empowerment stories at the farmer, cooperative and entrepreneur levels.

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Dynamic monitoring and results: How the Propcom Mai-Karfi project designed and implemented an adaptive measurement system

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 assessing its shea kernel intervention. To read this case study, follow the link below.

Date of publication: 2016

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Gender and Women's Economic Empowerment Strategy

Propcom Mai-karfi's gender and women's economic empowerment strategy recognises the need to go beyond giving women economic assets or unlocking economic opportunities for them. The project's agenda involves ensuring that women have the power and agency to make and act on economic decisions, thus benefiting fully from income earned.

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Acha producer: on 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 nutritious grain. In 2015, Propcom Mai-karfi commenced partnering with an indigenous company, Pye Ryat, to pilot a mechanical acha processing service in Plateau state. This service is saving acha producers money and time which they could invest in other enterprises. Change Mann is one of many farmers who have benefited from this service. Read her story...

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Women farmers: on input loans and swapping grains for fertilisers

Propcom Mai-karfi (PM) and Africa Exchange Holdings (AFEX) are partnering on a warehouse receipt scheme to provide grain storage services to rural farmers and includes a swap component which allows farmers to exchange their grains for fertilisers. A tripartite agreement with microfinance institution – Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) – is also giving farmers access to microcredit fertilisers. Read how some women farmers are benefiting from this scheme and improving their livelihoods.

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Shea nut pickers: on market access for their shea kernels

Propcom Mai-karfi’s partnership with SALID Nigeria Limited has provided a ready market for women shea nut pickers in Niger and Kwara states, in addition to building their capacities on kernel processing. Read Hassana and Ramatu's stories...

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Esther Sambo: on acquiring a new power tiller with her group

Through an agreement brokered by Propcom Mai-karfi under its power tillers intervention, in 2015, 100 women’s cooperatives in 8 states received tillers for their farming businesses. The cooperatives acquired power tillers at an agreed repayment plan which has significantly reduced some of the drudgery involved in farming for them. Follow the link below to read Esther Sambo's story.

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Vaccine Sales Save Poor Farmers’ Poultry

Propcom Mai-karfi's partnership with Agriprojects Concept International, National Veterinary Research Institute, and a network of village-based vaccinators has made poultry vaccines available and affordable for poor rural people in northern Nigeria. Read the below story...

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Babban Gona: A Business of Social Impact

Starting in June 2013, Propcom Mai-karfi (PM) has invested in development impact bonds with Babban Gona; an agricultural franchise which is responding to some of the key challenges impeding smallholder farmers' profitability in Nigeria. Following PM’s investment, other investors have followed and thousands of farmers have improved their livelihoods. Follow the link below to download the full story.

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Tractor Loans Benefit Service Providers and Farmers

Propcom Mai-karfi’s tractor component is helping tractor service providers like Suleiman Maigana to access loans for new tractors from commercial banks. Now, with increased tractor financing to service providers, more rural smallholder farmers like Abdulrahimu Danyero have better access to tractor services. These are their stories.

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Minding the GAP = Improved Yields and Income

A story of how smallholder farmers are benefiting from improved linkages to crop protection products,

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2015 Programme Summary

A summary of Propcom Mai-karfi's activities and key results from 2015.

Date of publication: 2016

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2014: What We Did

A summary of Propcom Mai-karfi's activities and key results from 2014.

Date of publication: 2015

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Education and Lasting Access to Fertiliser - A Case Study

Propcom Mai-karfi has completed a fertiliser case study titled ‘Education and Lasting Access to Fertiliser: How Nigerian Smallholders and Businesses are Prospering Together’. Please find links below to download (1.) a summary of the case study, and (2) a copy of the full case study document.

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