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Bottom of the Pyramid Models for Driving Access to Agricultural Inputs
The report presents Propcom Mai-karfi’s work in the Agricultural Inputs market in Nigeria. It focuses on the progress of the market and details the context of the agricultural sector in Nigeria, factors constraining efficiency of the inputs market and how they undermine the ability of smallholder farmers to benefit from existing opportunities for improved productivity and value appropriation. It also details Propcom Mai-karfi’s efforts at addressing the constraints.
Women’s Income Generation in North East Nigeria
Propcom Mai-karfi and WISE Development’s new study on women’s income generation practices and economic agency in rural markets of north eastern Nigeria.
Propcom Mai-karfi: Lessons Learned, 2012 – 2017
This Propcom Mai-karfi (PM) lessons learnt report shares the learnings that have come out of six years of experimentation and implementation in the challenging contexts of northern Nigeria and private sector development.
Saving Rural Livestock
A case study on how Propcom Mai-karfi has stimulated a model which allows rural communities to access veterinary care and vaccines through a network of Community Animal Health Workers.
Rural Delivery of Newcastle Disease Vaccines in Nigeria: A Two-Pronged Approach to Poverty Reduction
A case study on how Propcom Mai-karfi and its government and private sector partners have bridged the gap in rural access to Newcastle disease vaccine.
The Women Who Make Rice Shine
A case study on Propcom Mai-karfi’s rice parboiling intervention and lessons for its broader activities on women’s economic empowerment within the ‘making markets work for the poor’ approach.
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.
Getting a Better Deal for Organised Women
A case study on how Propcom Mai-karfi has reached women farmers in northern Nigeria through the use of community-based organisations (CBOs), and how one CBO has become a commercial services provider, linking its member farmers to thriving markets.
Gender and Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategy
Propcom Mai-karfi’s gender and women’s economic empowerment strategy recognizes the need to go beyond giving women economic assets or unlocking economic opportunities for them.
Buying into a Smallholder Harvest
A case study on Propcom Mai-karfi’s Raise Out of Poverty (ROPO) bonds and how we have used these to demonstrate that it is possible to set up efficient and profitable farming systems driven by smallholder farmers.
Report of Assessment of Agricultural Mechanisation Zonal Networks in Nigeria
PrOpCom engaged the services of New Nigeria Foundation (NNF) to strengthen the capacity of three newly established zonal agricultural mechanization networks in Kano, Ibadan and Enugu.
Consumer Survey on Improved Packaging and Presentation on Ofada Rice
Rice is the staple food in most African countries and as such constitutes a major part of diet amongst most of the foods that are eaten.
Public Sector Investment in Support of Agricultural Mechanisation in Nigeria
PrOpCom commissioned a review of the state of investments by Government in recent years in support of Nigeria’s Agricultural Mechanization sector and service market.
Business Opportunity for Threshing in Kano Rice Value Chain
A study on the business opportunity for rice threshing was carried out in Kano rice value chain, specifically in Kura, Garko, Tudun Wada, Chiromawa, Karfi and Tamburawa.
Agricultural Economic Study of Rice Threshing in southwest Nigeria
The use of threshing machines in substitution for traditional methods of rice threshing has been widely adopted in other locations across the country over the years.
Organizational and Capacity Building Needs of the Three Agricultural Mechanization Fora
In pursuance of deliverable 5 of the contract ‘Strengthening of the Three Agricultural Mechanization Zonal Fora
Financial Analysis of Improved De-stoning Technology
Rice is one of the most important staple crops in Nigeria, second to wheat in value.
Assessment of Access to Credit for Technology Expansion in Kano-Kura Cluster
This report outlines the key issues and messages that may be used to engage government, financial institutions and stakeholders of rice value chain in Kano-Kura.
Ofada Rice Production, Processing and Marketing Cost Survey
This report which relates to the production and processing cost survey cutting across Ogun, Ekiti and Osun states addresses systemic issues within the Ofada Rice Value Chain, one of five commodities that PrOpCom is working on as a means of demonstrating the effectiveness of the concept of Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) in poverty reduction.
Demonstration and Financial Feasibility of the Use of Nets to Prevent Bird Damage
Regardless of the variety of rice grown, the challenge of bird damage is a primary factor in the determination of profitability of rice farming.
A Survey of Improved Drying and De-stoning Techniques and Technologies
A survey was carried out by M & A’s GREENERY LTD on behalf of the Promoting Pro‐Poor Opportunities in Commodity and Service Markets (PrOpCom) Programme to identify the sources of improved rice drying and de‐stoning techniques and technologies as well as identify what is available, who is utilising what and its usefulness or otherwise.
Managing Demonstration of Improved Parboiling Equipment in Kura-Kano Rice Processing Clusters
The Promoting Pro‐Poor Opportunities in Commodity and Service Markets (PrOpCom) Programme had earlier undertaken the technical and financial analysis of some parboiling systems within Kura‐Kano corridor and selected the TADCO model of parboiling equipment for demonstration and testing by parboilers in the different production and processing clusters because of its relatively low cost and efficiency.
Organizing and Building Capacity of Women in the Kura-Kano Rice Processing Clusters
Promoting Pro-Poor Opportunities in Commodity and Service Markets (PrOpCom) is an innovative project funded by the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom (DFID) to facilitate functionality and efficiency of Nigerian commodity and service markets in such a way as to assure these markets benefit the poor.
Installation of Three (3) Kubota Rice Mills And Training of Officials in Abeokuta, Ogun State
PrOpCom indicated interest to assist the Ogun State chapter of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) to establish modest structures (shelters) to house three (3) Kubota Japanese small scale rice mills as well as install and train the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) officials on the use of the mills that the association has purchased from the state government.
Empirical Study of Bird Damage in Ofada Rice Production in southwest Nigeria
The PrOpCom Programme to improve the livelihoods of poor people in Nigeria is focusing initially on rice as a primary commodity and seeks to improve its production and profitability.
Study of the Financial Feasibility of Developing a Network of Storage Structures
The aim of this study is to assess the financial feasibility of establishing a network of storage centers that could facilitate producers’ access to the market and marketers’ access to a stable supply of rice in Kura – Kano area.
Soya Value Chain Baseline Survey
The New Nigerian Foundation and Development Associates were commissioned to carry out a baseline survey of Soya production in four states namely Kaduna, Kano, Benue and Plateau States.
Diaspora Demand Study for Ofada Rice
Ofada rice is currently available in the UK through two importer distributors, Withus Foods and God’s Promise Ventures, both of whom buy from one of the largest producers in Nigeria, Ultimate Foods.
Definition of Ofada Rice Qualities through Varietal Identification and Testing
‘Ofada’ is a generic name used to describe all rice produced and processed in the rice-producing clusters of South-West Nigeria.
Support for Small Rice Threshers in Nigeria
Many countries in Africa have over the past three decades established agricultural machinery and implements manufacturing and assembly factories.
Demand and Supply Study on Domestic and Imported Rice in Kano Area
The demand and supply study was conducted in Kano Township mainly with a subsample in Tudun Wada, Kura and Garko rice production-processing clusters.
Mapping of Production and Processing Clusters in Kano, Jigawa, Katsina and Kaduna States
Promoting Pro-Poor Opportunities in Commodity and Service Markets (PrOpCom) is an innovative project funded by the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom (DFID).
Mapping of Soybean Production Areas in Nigeria
Soy bean production has received considerable attention and direct government support in Nigeria in the last two decades.
Review of the Bird Pest Problem and Bird Scaring in southwest Nigeria
The PrOpCom Programme to improve the livelihoods of poor people in Nigeria is focusing initially on rice as a primary commodity.
Ofada Baseline Survey
By a letter dated 1st of December 2006, the New Nigerian Foundation was commissioned to carry out a baseline survey of Ofada rice production in Ogun state.
Baseline Survey of the Kano Rice Value Chain – Final Report
PropCom is a project aimed at facilitating the functionality and efficiency of Nigerian commodity and service markets in such a way that these markets work for the poor.
Survey of Local Fabricators, Retailers and Repairers of Rice Production and Processing Machine
In an effort to facilitate the functionality and efficiency of Nigerian commodity and service markets so as to benefit the poor.
Mapping of Ofada Rice Production Area
PropCom’s proposition to support activities that impact on the Ofada rice value chain requires accurate information to develop appropriate interventions.
Ofada Rice Processors Needs Assessment Report
Recommendations for the processors and marketers of Ofada rice in Ogun State, Lagos state, Ibadan Township and its environs.
Financial Analysis of Parboiling and Milling Techniques in the Kura Kano Corridor
Pursuant to the implementation of its mandate, PrOpCom’s conducted rice commodity Chain analysis, one of its target commodities.
Commercial Demand for Soybean in Nigeria
Soybean is genrally considered as a highly versatile grain which has about 365 applications in the formulation of both human and animal foods and other industrial ues.
Financial Analysis of Rice Parboiling/Processing Systems in Bida Area, Niger State, Nigeria
Rice quality issues have become very important among Nigerian consumers who clearly show a stronger preference for imported rice, because of high quality in terms of cleanliness.
Ogun State RIFAN Institutional Assessment Report
The following institutional assessment report relates to the Ogun State Rice Farmers’ Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), a network of rice farmers in Ogun State.
Institutional Mapping and Assessment: Dass / Bauchi Area
The union has 130 women groups with 3,775 members not only in Dass but also Bauchi and Tafawa Balewa.
Sub-sector Strategic Framework: Detailed Cassava Report
New Nigeria Foundation was contracted by PrOpCom for the inception phase study of the project to study the cassava chain and develop interventions that will enhance access of the poor, including women to the market.