Federal Department of Rural Development (FDRD) – The Federal Government of Nigeria has secured a credit from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for the implementation of Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP).
The VCDP will address the constraints along the cassava and rice Value Chains in Anambra, Ebonyi, Benue, Taraba, Niger and Ogun States. The programme comprises three complementary and mutually reinforcing components viz: Agricultural Market Development; Smallholder Productivity Enhancement: and Programme Coordination and Management.
The specific objective of the Programme is to enhance on a sustainable basis, the incomes and food security of poor rural households engaged in production, processing and marketing of rice and cassava in the participating states.
For effective programme take-off, the FMARD is constituting a National Programme Management Unit (NPMU) at the Programme
Headquarters in Abuja. Consequently, part of the proceeds of the VCDP credit will be applied to engage the services of the following
officers at the Programme Headquarters, Abuja.
- National Programme Coordinator(NPC)
- Financial Controller (FC)
- Procurement Officer (PO)
- Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
- Knowledge Management and Communication Advisor (KMC)
- Market and Enterprise Development Advisor
- Agricultural Production Advisor (APA)