Building food security and resilience in Northern Nigeria

PROACT. Pro-Resilience Action

The project aims to benefit 35,000 people of which 50% will be women, through building the capacity of 700 farmer groups and 700 savings groups in 7 LGAs (3 in Kebbi and 4 in Adamawa States).

The project aimed at improving the food security, nutrition and resilience of vulnerable people in Kebbi and Adamawa States. It will strengthen the productive capacities and governance of the agricultural sector by enhancing the capacity of local government, building the capacity of farmers and their associations to play policy influencing roles; working with the private sector; increasing food reserves through supporting farmers’ access to agriculture inputs and technologies; and enhancing the purchasing power of vulnerable populations through integrating cash transfers into agricultural production support. PROACT project is implemented in Kebbi state (North-West); LGAs: Birnin Kebbi, Jega and Danko/Wasagu, Adamawa state (North-East); LGAs: Song, Mubi South, Fufore and Guyuk.

The following local implementing partners assist Oxfam in PROACT project implementation in Adamawa and Kebbi States;

  1. Christian Rural and Urban Development Association of Nigeria (CRUDAN)- Adamawa State.
  2. Development Exchange Centre (DEC) - Kebbi State.

Objectives

  • To improve the food security, nutrition and resilience of vulnerable households in disaster and conflict affected communities in Kebbi and Adamawa States of northern Nigeria.
  • Engender rapid improvement in early recovery, food security and livelihoods for targeted vulnerable farmers and host communities including women and youth in Adamawa and Kebbi States.
  • Strengthen resilience, preparedness towards risks and natural resource utilization for targeted vulnerable small holder farming communities in Adamawa and Kebbi States.
  • Improve strategic linkages for food security and nutrition, and support to local market systems in each State.
  • Improve response capacity of government towards social protection, early warning systems and strengthened local frameworks such as National Agricultural Resilience Framework (NARF) towards resilience building.

Beneficiaries

The project is benefiting 35,000 people of which 50% will be women, through building the capacity of 700 farmer groups and 700 savings groups in 7 LGAs (3 in Kebbi and 4 in Adamawa States).