Propcom Mai-karfi is hosting a series of webinars to share knowledge and experiences garnered from years of implementing pro-poor market systems approaches in select value chains in Northern Nigeria. We hope that the webinars will contribute to the pool of knowledge in the market systems development, agriculture and livelihoods spaces and provide a platform to discuss topics that are relevant to strengthening market systems in Nigeria, particularly Northern Nigeria, and in general.

Webinar 1: Propcom’s Approach to Climate Smart Agriculture

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Date: Wednesday, May 26 2021, 11am–Noon WAT

Description:

This webinar will discuss some of Propcom’s climate smart interventions, with important outcomes from the interventions shared, including approach(es) applied, lessons learnt, and their overall contribution to mitigating adverse environmental impacts. 

At the end of the webinar, participants will understand:

  • the role locally adapted seed varieties play in curbing climate variability and building rural farmers’ resilience
  • how compost manure fits into the climate change battle
  • the viability of briquettes’ production centres

Speakers:

  1. Millicent Lafe, Technical Lead, Seeds and Crop Protection Products
  2. Ruskiyat Badmus, Technical Lead, Access to Finance
  3. Omofaye Asala, Technical Lead, Compost and Aggregation and Offtake

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Webinar 2: Leveraging ICT to Improve Access to Agricultural Extension and Mechanisation Services

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Date: Thursday, June 10 2021, 11am–Noon WAT

Description:

Applying a mix of methods to reach farmers, especially smallholder farmers, with much needed agronomic information can be instrumental to improving their farming practice, productivity, and curbing or preventing diseases, among others. Through this webinar key lessons and best practices from Propcom’s application of various ICT channels to deliver quality e-extension and agricultural mechanisation services to smallholder farmers in Northern Nigeria. Issues around availability and access to extension information generally, especially for poor farmers, and the impact of COVID will be explored.

By the end of the webinar, participants will learn;

  • how PM leveraged the growing network of phone users in rural community to test models for e-extension;
  • how technology is being used to optimise the agricultural mechanisation services market, enhancing access to and availability of tractors through innovative financing options;
  • Propcom’s approach to building the capacity of radio stations to deliver extension services sustainably; and
  • how extension services extends beyond passing on research information to farmers to brokering relationships and building networks across the value chain

Speakers:

  1. Blessing Allen-Adebayo, Technical Lead, Agricultural Extension
  2. Averti Ayu, Technical Lead, Agricultural Mechanisation

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Webinar 3: Engaging Policy as a Path to Sustainability

Date: Tuesday, June 29 2021, 11am–Noon WAT

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Description:

Through this webinar, we will share insights and recommendations for improving sustainability of key markets from our engagement work in policy influencing and advocacy. We will explore key regulatory bottlenecks affecting specific market systems in Nigeria, how PM circumvented these constraints and efforts made to drive regulatory reform. It will focus on PM’s diagnosis of the Tractors, Crop Protection Products (CPP) and Community Animal Health Workers (CAHW) markets, share key information for advocacy and policy intervention, progress so far and opportunities to improve market sustainability going forward.

By the end of the webinar, participants will understand:

  • how Propcom unlocked access to financing for agricultural mechanisation investments and holistic subsector policy development
  • Propcom’s sustainability of the Spray Service Provider’s (SSP) model through integration of model into NESREA’s Extended Producers Programme (EPR)
  • the barrier in veterinary service provision, the role of Community Animal Health Workers (CAHW) in facilitating access to vaccines and related services to farmers, and the impact supervision of CAHWs can have in sustaining the programme.

Speakers:

  1. Averti Ayu, Technical Lead, Agricultural Mechanisation
  2. Millicent Lafe, Technical Lead, Seeds and Crop Protection Products
  3. Gbenga Ariyo, Technical Lead, Animal Health

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Webinar 4: Rebuilding Fragile Markets with Unconventional Market Systems Development (MSD) Partners

This webinar is hosted in collaboration with the BEAM Exchange.  For more information and to register, click here

Date: Thursday, July 1 2021, 1pm (WAT)

Description:

This webinar will focus on Propcom’s collaboration with unconventional partners to facilitate recovery of fragile and conflict-affected markets. The webinar will illustrate how Propcom adapted the M4P model of programme implementation to respond to the challenges faced by the conflict in north east Nigeria through two case studies;

  • Propcom’s poultry CBO model and the tools adopted to improve poultry production and marketing 
  • Facilitating access to agricultural inputs and how Propcom leveraged existing networks and bundling of services (last mile delivery of vaccines and warehousing) 

By the end of the webinar, participants will understand:

  • what determines access to markets and how to improve it 
  • how to select unconventional partners, and potential drawbacks
  • how to develop sustainable partnerships 

Speakers:

  1. Salamatu Baba Tunzwang, Technical Lead, Poultry Production and Marketing 
  2. Gbenga Ariyo, Technical Lead, Animal Health

This webinar is hosted in collaboration with the BEAM Exchange.  For more information and to register, click here

We will update this page with information on additional webinars as details are confirmed. Please note that speakers for each webinar may change slightly on the day of the webinars.

All webinars will be recorded and accessible on Propcom’s website.

 

Propcom Mai-karfi is funded with UK aid from the UK
government and managed by Palladium.

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