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Evaluation of Second National Fadama Development Project in Nigeria: A Rapid Policy Appraisal

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  • Nwachukwu, Ifeanyi N.
  • Agwu, Nnanna M.
  • Ezeh, Chima I.
  • Mbanasor, Jude A.
  • Onyenweaku, Chris O.
  • Kamalu, Chinedu E.

Abstract

The Second National Fadama Development Project was borne out of the need to ensure all year round agricultural production using available Fadama resources in Nigeria and also a follow – up to Fadama 1 that was adjudged successful. Its approach was Community Driven Development (CDD) with emphasis on social inclusiveness and empowerment of the rural people to take charge of their development agenda. The Project focused on increasing sustainably the incomes of Fadama Users via empowerment in terms of capacity building, advisory services, acquisition of productive assets and rural infrastructure development. As at mid – term, beneficiaries have increased their income by about 25%. So far, an estimated 2.3 million Fadama households have benefited from the expansion in incomes and wealth (asset) derived from the previously unavailable services provided by the project. The project had created about 126, 000 permanent jobs and an additional savings of more than $40.8 million have been realized by the majority of the participating states.

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  • Nwachukwu, Ifeanyi N. & Agwu, Nnanna M. & Ezeh, Chima I. & Mbanasor, Jude A. & Onyenweaku, Chris O. & Kamalu, Chinedu E., 2008. "Evaluation of Second National Fadama Development Project in Nigeria: A Rapid Policy Appraisal," MPRA Paper 12914, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:12914
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    Keywords

    Fadama; Agricultural production; food security; poverty alleviation;

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    • A30 - General Economics and Teaching - - Multisubject Collective Works - - - General
    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being

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