The Agro Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support – APPEALS Project is a six-year project developed by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) in collaboration with the World Bank and other stakeholders. The project is in line with the Agricultural Promotion Policy (APP) 2016-2020 of the Federal Government of Nigeria, also known as the Green Alternative, which built on the legacy of the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) and plans to support policy thrusts on Food Security, local production, job creation and economic diversification.
The policy thrust of the Green Alternative has three key thematic areas: Productivity Enhancement, Crowding in Private Investment and FMARD Institutional Realignment. The Project will support the government policy thrust and priorities for the agricultural sector across all the three thematic areas of the APP, but will focus more on boosting agricultural productivity and improving farmers’ linkages with agro processors.
The project aims at supporting the transition of small subsistence farmers’ production system(farming 1-5 ha) to a market oriented agricultural undertaking, and supporting middle size farmers(5-10 ha) to address constraints facing them and enhancing their productivity as well as effective participation in the Value Chains.
The project will scale up the Business Alliance Model, successfully implemented under Commercial Agriculture Development Project (CADP).
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