Value Chain Development Programme (IFAD-VCDP)

The Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) focuses on supporting cassava and rice value chains for small farmers in the six states of Anambra, Benue, Ebonyi, Niger, Ogun and Taraba while also addressing the constraints along the value chains. With an estimated 70% of the total population of Nigeria living in rural areas, agriculture is a mainstay of economic activity. The livelihood of smallholder farmers has been constrained by a host of challenges: low productivity; paucity of opportunities for value addition; environmental degradation; limited access to productive assets and inputs; inadequate support services; limited access to rural financial services; inadequate market and rural infrastructure; post-harvest losses and a constrained enabling environment. To address these challenges, the VCDP aims to enhance productivity increases, promotion of agro-processing, access to markets and opportunities to facilitate improved engagement of the private sector, and farmers’ organisations themselves, in the development effort.


Objectif global

To support to value and market linkages

To support to market infrastructure

To support to farmers’ organization

To support to smallholder

Objectifs spécifiques

To increase value addition and access to markets realized by beneficiaries

To realize demand-driven infrastructure investments for improved access to market

To support farmers’organizations (Fos) in programme areas in effectively serving their members

To increase production and productivity of smallholder rice and cassava farmers in the programme areas

Résultats attendus

At least 75 % of surplus production of cassava and rice is being sold to markets by smallholder farmers

60% of the target smallholder use some market information generated by an Agricultural MIS

At least 65% and 50 % reduction in post-harvest losses for rice and cassava respectively, are achieved

At least 40% of supported Fos are strong (good record keeping, strong business plans, generating profit, etc)

50% increase in rice and cassava produced by the target smallholder farmers


104 000 000


  • Nigéria


  • Agriculture & chaînes de valeurs


  • Agriculteurs vulnérables

Piliers AGIR

  • Pilier 1 : Améliorer la protection sociale des communautés et ménages vulnérables pour une sécurisation de leurs moyens d'existence
  • Pilier 2 : Renforcer la nutrition des ménages vulnérables