Conservation Agriculture, Sustainable Livelihood and Agroenterprise Development in Six Communities in Cross River State.
Conservation Agriculture, Sustainable Livelihood and Agroenterprise Development in Six Communities in Cross River State.
The project “Conservation Agriculture, Sustainable Livelihood and Agroenterprise Development” is a 2 year demonstration and capacity building project to be implemented in Bishiri and five other communities, Obanliku Local Government of Cross River State. The objectives of the project are to replicate capacity development for Sustainable Land Management in Bishiri community and develop to develop a market chain process for the local farmers in five other communities who have been empowered through training in past projects.

Land degradation impedes sustainable development – manifesting in loss of productivity, reduced income, and increased malnutrition, and loss of biodiversity. Poverty in Obanliku Local Government area, as in Nigeria, is highly pronounced in rural communities including Bishiri, as a very large percentage live on marginal land with low productivity. During past project activities of the organization, over 500 rural farmers have been trained in sustainable agricultural practices and have this improved in their farming capabilities, recorded improved soil fertility and farm yield. The project will further build capacity for SLM in Bishiri community and as well develop market chain process in Bishiri and five other communities whose capacity had been built in past projects to reduce the burden of selling their produce and enhance prompt sale to encourage more farming activities thereby improving living conditions and enhancing sustainability.

The project activities are focused on:
- Inception Workshop for to target all the communities on land degradation effects and farm productivity and the market chain development process.
- Capacity building on sustainable agriculture and organic farming practices using demonstration farm
- Establishment and maintenance of Bush Mango, Locust Beans, Albenia and Moringa tree nurseries
- Community Land - Tree planting (planting of 10,000 Bush mango seedlings on 10 hectares of community land)
- Individual Holdings –Planting of Locust Beans, Albenia, Bush Mango and Moringa by each trainee on their one-two hectare farm. Target is 10,000 mixed varieties
- Practical demonstration of sound agricultural techniques on crop rotation, zero land tilling, using vegetables and irrigation farming for water conservation, including the establishment, maintenance and replication of Vegetable Participatory Demonstration Farm
- Mainstreaming Sustainable Land Management – putting to practice by each trainee, on his/her individual farms, knowledge acquired at the workshop and hands-on-experience from the demonstration farm
- Develop market chain to reduce the burden on the farmers to sell off their produce thereby enhancing farmers’ capacity for more produce.


Success indicators shall include:
- At least 60% trainees adopt SLM leading to up-scaling
- 40% increase in agricultural yields and productivity
- 20,000 Trees planted to reclaim degraded forest within the communities.
- 80% of farm produce bought off the farmers to reduce pressure of selling.
- Established market chain to buy off produce from farmers and ensure effective sale off.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Rural Infrastructure Services for Under-Served Population
Country:
Nigeria
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 53,558.00
Project Number:
NGA/UN-REDD/2016/003
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed

Grantee Contact

Mr. Niyi Adigun
Phone: 08023036174
Email: niyiadegun@riseup-africa
 

Address

P.O.Box 2328, Festac town, Lagos Nigeria
Lagos , South West ,

SGP Country office contact

Mrs Ibironke Olubamise
Phone:
+2347082648989
Email:
Ms Rose Agbo
Phone:
+2347082648989
Email:

Address

C/O UN House, 617/618 Diplomatic Zone, Central Business District, FCT
Abuja, West Africa, 90001