The project is being implemented to support rural smallholder farmers who are struggling with climate vulnerabilities and changes in temperature, rainfall, (among other patterns) in seven state of savanna zones of Northern Nigeria. The project seeks to increase overall annual crop production, increase farmers income, provide employment across value chains and generate wealth. In so doing the project is reviewing policies on food security that will create an institutional enabling environment to enhance farmers activities to achieve the set up goals.
The overall goal of this project is to enhance long-term sustainability and resilience of food production systems in Nigeria, building greater community resilience to climate risks and other shocks that drive food insecurity. This will be achieved through interventions that: (i) enhance the policy and institutional enabling environment for achieving improved food security in a sustainable, resilient and value-chain driven manner; (ii) scale up sustainable land and water management (SLWM) and climate-smart agricultural (CSA) practices in support of environmental and social development benefits at farm and landscape level; and (iii) reduce gender disparities in agricultural production, which substantially affect overall sector performance.