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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.
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.
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.
Acha Producer: On Access to Processing services
Acha is a cereal crop which is very hard to manually process.
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.
Minding the GAP = Improved Yields and Income
A story of how smallholder farmers are benefiting from improved linkages to crop protection products.
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.
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.
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.
Market Link Newsletter – Issue 03 (May 2011)
Despite low soil fertility and increasing nutrient depletion, fertilizer use among farmers in Nigeria is among the lowest in the world.
Fertiliser Innovation Market: Fertiliser + Training for Nigeria’s Farmers
Sidi Bweta is a 32-year-old farmer living in Guyuk, a rural town in Nigeria’s Adamawa state.
Market Link Newsletter – Issue 02 (October 2010)
An innovative tractor lease financing scheme, designed to help private operators own tractors and increase farmers’ access to tractor services, has been launched in Nigeria.
Market Link Newsletter – Issue 01 (July 2010)
The rice value chain in Nigeria faces several challenges, ranging from insufficient incentives for local producers and an inability to compete with higher quality imported rice, through to inadequate regulatory and policy frameworks, which, if improved, would stimulate the growth of the sector.
PrOpCom “Goes to Abuja”
The House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture is responsible for steering the nation’s policy on agriculture and ensuring the interest of the country when it comes to agricultural trade and investment.
Fertiliser Market Innovation: Becoming a Rural Entrepreneur – a Village Promoter’s Story
Until 2010 Kawu Umar taught Hausa at his local school in Guyuk town of Adamawa state, Nigeria.
Small pack fertilizer for Nigeria
In Nigeria, as elsewhere in Africa, affording fertilizer when it is needed most is a real problem for many small-scale farmers. Fertilizer tends to be delivered late, is expensive and maybe adulterated or of poor quality.
Rice Parboilers: The First Ladies of Rice
The Dawanau rice and grains market in Kano is the largest in West Africa.
Agricultural Policy Innovation: Kano State Government Endorses Rice Investment Policy
Kano state government considers rice a key commercial commodity, one that deserves special policy attention.
Tractor Market Innovation: Mr Isaac Adesope, Tractor Owner and Service Provider
Mr. Isaac Adesope is a quiet man blessed with four children. Though he was raised in a family that had barely enough to provide for him, he is now running a highly profitable business.
Agricultural Policy Innovation
Agriculture is the main occupation in Ogun state, providing income and employment for about 70% of the labour force.
The Price of Rice is Nice in Abeokuta
PrOpCom and its partners trained thirty consultants from various backgrounds to deliver the Nigerian Agricultural Enterprise Curriculum (NAEC) to an audience of farmers, processors and agricultural input suppliers.
Rice Parboilers: Loans for the ‘Unbanked’
In Kano State, one of Nigeria’s major rice production and processing areas, 99% of parboilers are women.
Using the Mudu Fund to Nurture a Market
Ninety-nine percent of the parboiling in Kano is carried out by women.
Parboiling her Way to Respect
Aisha Ibrahim is a young lady involved in the parboiling business in Tudunwada.
Newsreel 03 – December 2007
PrOpCom approaches commodity chains from the market end with initial focus on agro-industrial Plinkages especially marketing and processing.
Alhaji Monsuru Ajayi, Farmer and Rice Miller in Ogun state
Alhaji Monsuru Ajayi, farmer and rice miller in Ogun state request to lease the plot for a specified period of time.
A Healthy Appetite for Ofada Rice
Jumoke Ogundipe, is the CEO of Abiding Grace Ventures and is involved in the processing and marketing of her own “Eppy Ray” brand of Ofada Rice in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Using Livestock and Associated Product Markets to Demonstrate M4P In Nigeria
A successful strategy for agricultural development will have to address the needs of both farmers and agro-based enterprises.
Cashew Sub-sector Strategic Framework: Using Cashew Sector Markets for Pro-poor Growth in Nigeria
Nigeria is one of the top ten cashew producers in the world.