Propcom Mai-karfi’s Closeout Event

Celebrating 9 Years of Impact


WATCH a recording of the livestream below.

 Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Abuja Hotel, Abuja

Thursday, 21 October 2021

This is a hybrid event, with some people attending onsite while others attend online. Read on for more information about the event and to join the livestream.

After 9 years promoting pro-poor opportunities and inclusive market growth in Northern Nigeria, the Propcom Mai-karfi programme funded by UKaid from the UK Government is closing. 

Propcom Mai-karfi used the market systems development approach to address key factors constraining development in rural markets with the primary objective of helping poor people in Northern Nigeria earn and improve their livelihoods. We are humbled to have been given the opportunity to support over 1.25 million women and men in rural Northern Nigeria to generate incomes of over £85 million, and attract more than £85 million in investment into the region. 

At the event, we will celebrate our achievements and share how the UK government’s investment in agriculture has expanded market access and catalysed private sector investments into key subsectors to create economic opportunities for smallholder farmers in Northern Nigeria. There will be presentations by key staff members and panel discussions featuring our partners and other key stakeholders. It will be an opportunity for development and private sector players, donor organisations and government representatives, and the media present at the event to get first-hand information on our successful and scalable models for profit-making and development, and garner feedback on regulatory bottlenecks identified through our work, among other information. 

As attendance is limited due to COVID-19, the event will be replicated online, thereby, giving many more people within and outside Nigeria the opportunity to participate. Scroll down for slides from the event.

Event Details

Opening activities

8.30 – 9:00am | Registration

9:00 – 9:10am | Welcome 

9:10-9:25am | Remarks

Goodwill messages | Minister of Agriculture & the Deputy Governor, Jigawa State

Morning Sessions

Presentation | 9:25 – 10:10am | About Propcom Mai-karfi

Presentation | 10:10 – 10:25am | Our Inclusion Work

Panel | 11:00 – 11:25am | Economic recovery and market opportunities at the bottom of the pyramid

Panel | 11:25 – 11:55am | Crosscutting issues and opportunities – Finance & Policy

Afternoon Session

Presentation | 11:55 – 12:10pm | What Failed: Lessons learned

Closing activities

Goodwill messages | Partners & Other dignitaries

12:30pm – 12:45pm | Closing remarks

1:00pm | Lunch and networking 

The agenda may change slightly on the event day.

Meet our panellists

Post Event 

Thank you for your interest in our closing event. 


  1. Overview of Propcom Mai-karfi
  2. Inclusion
  3. Panel Discussion: Economic Recovery & opportunities at the bottom of the pyramid
  4. Panel Discussion: Crosscutting issues | Policy and Finance
  5. Lessons Learned: What Failed

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

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