Reports

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Women’s Income Generation in North East Nigeria
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.

2018

Propcom Mai-karfi: Lessons Learned, 2012 – 2017
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.

2018

Saving Rural Livestock
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.

2017

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

2017

The Women Who Make Rice Shine
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.

2017

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

2016

Getting a Better Deal for Organised Women
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.

2015

Gender and Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategy
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.

2014

Buying into a Smallholder Harvest
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.

2013

Report of Assessment of Agricultural Mechanization Zonal Networks in Nigeria
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.

2010

Consumer Survey on Improved Packaging and Presentation on Ofada Rice
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.

2009

Public Sector Investment in Support of Agricultural Mechanization in Nigeria
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.

2009

Business Opportunity for Threshing in Kano Rice Value Chain
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.

2009

Agricultural Economic Study of Rice Threshing in South West Nigeria
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.

2009

Organizational and Capacity Building Needs of the Three Agricultural Mechanization Fora
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

2009

Financial Analysis of Improved De-stoning Technology
Financial Analysis of Improved De-stoning Technology

Rice is one of the most important staple crops in Nigeria, second to wheat in value.

2008

Assessment of Access to Credit for Technology Expansion in Kano-Kura Cluster
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.

2008

Ofada Rice Production, Processing and Marketing Cost Survey
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.

2007

Demonstration and Financial Feasibility of the Use of Nets to Prevent Bird Damage
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.

2007

A Survey of Improved Drying and De-stoning Techniques and Technologies
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 utilizing what and its usefulness or otherwise.

2007

Managing Demonstration of Improved Parboiling Equipment in Kura-Kano Rice Processing Clusters
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.

2007

Organising and Building Capacity of Women in the Kura-Kano Rice Processing Clusters
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.

2007

Installation of Three (3) Kubota Rice Mills And Training of Officials in Abeokuta, Ogun State
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.

2007

Empirical Study of Bird Damage in Ofada Rice Production in South West Nigeria
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.

2007

Study of the Financial Feasibility of Developing a Network of Storage Structures
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.

2007

Soya Value Chain Baseline Survey
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.

2007

Diaspora Demand Study for Ofada Rice
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.

2007

Definition of Ofada Rice Qualities through Varietal Identification and Testing
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.

2007

Support for Small Rice Threshers in 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.

2007

Demand and Supply Study on Domestic and Imported Rice in Kano Area
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.

2007

Mapping of Production and Processing Clusters in Kano, Jigawa, Katsina and Kaduna States
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).

2007

Mapping of Soybean Production Areas in Nigeria
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.

2007

Review of the Bird Pest Problem and Bird Scaring in Southwest Nigeria
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.

2007

Ofada Baseline Survey
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.

2007

Baseline Survey of the Kano Rice Value Chain – Final Report
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.

2007

Survey of Local Fabricators, Retailers and Repairers of Rice Production and Processing Machine
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.

2007

Mapping of Ofada Rice Production Area
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.

2007

Ofada Rice Processors Needs Assessment Report
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.

2007

Financial Analysis of Parboiling and Milling Techniques in the Kura Kano Corridor
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.

2007

Commercial Demand for Soybean in Nigeria
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.

2007

Financial Analysis of Rice Parboiling/Processing Systems in Bida Area, Niger State, Nigeria
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.

2006

Ogun State RIFAN Institutional Assessment Report
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.

2006

Institutional Mapping and Assessment: Dass / Bauchi Area
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.

2006

Sub-sector Strategic Framework: Detailed Cassava Report
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.

2005

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